Tag: child support

Who Is Responsible For College Expenses After Divorce in Illinois?
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Posted June 22, 2022

Illinois is one of the few states with a law that compels divorced parents to support their children’s education past high school and after they turn 18 years old. A child doesn’t have to be a minor to receive this support. This may be a blessing for single parents living under the poverty line, but […]

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Can Another State Suspend Your Driver’s License For Non-Payment Of Child Support?
Posted March 17, 2022

If you fail to pay child support in one state but move to another state, the latter can suspend your driver’s license in some circumstances. If that happens, defaulters can take some steps and legal options to get their license back, but it will have to be accompanied by pending support payments. Contact a Schaumburg […]

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How Does Child Support Work With Adopted Children?
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Posted February 25, 2022

Parenting takes a lot of work, whether you are a biological or foster parent. The work never ends from diaper changes to ballet practice and career advice. If you want to add to your brood or adopt a child because you don’t have your own, you still need to pay for their care. In this […]

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Unemployed Child Support: Getting Paid When Your Ex Isn’t Working
Posted November 16, 2021

In Illinois, a divorce is not the end of the road, but a new beginning that can help you get back on your feet after, say, from an unhappy or loveless marriage. However, the experience can quickly become a nightmare if your ex-spouse refuses or cannot pay child support due to unemployment. You can make […]

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Divorce And Child Support In Illinois Questions Answered
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Posted August 05, 2021

Is there a certain age where a child can decide for themselves which parents to live with? However, the court does take into consideration what the child wants, and that can play out in a couple of different ways. Sometimes in domestic relations cases concerning the allocation of parental responsibilities and the parenting time, a […]

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How Do I Enforce Child Support Payments If My Ex Moves Out Of State?
Posted May 10, 2021

If your ex moves into another state, you can still collect child support. The process is called interstate child support and it is available in Illinois and other states as well. You can also use it to modify a child support order. Enforcing Child Support in Another State If a parent who was supposed to […]

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10 Common Illinois Child Custody And Child Support Questions Answered 
Posted May 06, 2021

In regards to custody, visitation, parenting time – what kind of core questions should couples ask before they start talking to an attorney? There are four different types of significant decision-making that parents need to consider when they are dealing with child custody. Those are (1) Educational Decisions, (2) Health Care Decisions, (3)  Religious Decisions, […]

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What to Do If Your Ex Refuses to Pay Child Support
Posted January 14, 2021

According to Illinois child support law, a child support order is a court order. If the obligor fails to make payments or delays them, he/she can be held in contempt. This in turn can lead to a six (6) month jail sentence or probation. During imprisonment, they may be allowed to work, but a portion […]

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Child Support Law in Illinois: What You Need to Know
Posted December 30, 2020

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but children are the first ones to suffer when the flow of money runs out. Children are dependent on their parents when it comes to their education, health care, food, clothing, etc. When parents divorce, the non-custodial parent is ordered to pay child support to […]

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Are Gifts and Loans Considered Income in Child Support Cases?
Posted December 16, 2020

Illinois has specific guidelines when it comes to determining child support obligations after divorce proceedings. According to the guidelines, the award is calculated according to the net income of the non-custodial parent. A small percentage of that income is allocated to child support, according to the number of children he/she is responsible for. Unless the […]

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