• Do You Need a Child Support Modification? 

    When you divorced, you were provided with orders that address your child support obligations, and you have tried to carefully adhere to those orders. As time goes by, however, things change, and if the change you’ve experienced is significant enough, a child support modification may be in order. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that we’re experiencing might certainly qualify as a significant change in circumstances for many. If you need to obtain a child support modification, you need the[...]

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  • When is it Time to Consult with a Divorce Attorney?

    As with many things in life, timing is crucial when it comes to some aspects of a divorce, such as consulting with a divorce lawyer. You may worry that doing so too soon could impact the already distressed state of your marriage and family life, but if you do so too late, your rights moving forward could be affected. This can leave you wondering: when is the best time to consult with a divorce attorney? The reality is, you should[...]

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  • Timeline for Divorce Cases in Chicago

    If you are facing a divorce, you likely have questions, and one of those questions is how long the process is going to take. While there is not a simple answer to this question because every divorce is different, there are some fundamentals that universally apply and that will help you better understand the probable timeline for your divorce. If you have divorce concerns, consult with an experienced Chicago divorce attorney today. The Divorce Process When it comes to divorce,[...]

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  • Why is it Important to Establish Paternity?

    There are many different reasons that a party might want to establish paternity, from a parent who is seeking to be allocated parental responsibilities or a parent seeking child support, to a child who wants to know more about his or her health history or who may be entitled to certain benefits through the parent. Any of these parties may seek to establish paternity in situations in which there is an alleged father, which the Illinois Parentage Act defines as[...]

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  • Are College Expenses Part of Child Support After a Divorce?

    Many parents in the Chicago area who get divorced have minor children from the marriage at the time of the divorce. When there are minor children from a marriage, Illinois law says that both parents are responsible for contributing to the child support obligation. Under the Illinois “income shares” model, a court calculates a total child support obligation based on both parents’ incomes, and then it assigns each parent a portion of that obligation based on their income, total number[...]

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