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What Is A True Up In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | August 14, 2020
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True Up Illinois Divorce

People’s incomes change after divorce. But, the obligations of child support and maintenance seem written in stone at the moment the divorce is entered.  Of course, both child support and maintenance can be modified with good cause during later years. …

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What Is Income In An Illinois Child Support Case?

By Russell Knight | August 2, 2020
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Income calculation for child support

Child support in Illinois is determined by the two parents’ incomes.  The two incomes go into a formula which “reflects the percentage of combined net income that parents living in the same household in this State ordinarily spend on their…

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Second Jobs, Overtime And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | July 5, 2020
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Overtime and 2nd Jobs In An Illinois Divorce

Divorce is financially stressful.  Two incomes used to support one household before the divorce.  After the divorce, one income often supports two households. On top of those household expenses are the divorce attorneys’ fees.  Often the only way to pay…

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Daycare and Divorce in Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 27, 2020
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Child care expenses in Illinois custody cases

Before a child is in kindergarten, they love you completely no matter what you’ve done. The child will barely even know you’re divorced or separated from the other parent.  It’s a very special time to be a parent but most…

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Child Support And Unmarried Parents In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 23, 2020
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Child support Illinois

In Illinois, 39% of all children are born to unmarried parents.  Unmarried parents usually are in a relationship and can rely on each other to raise and support their children…until they can’t. When an unmarried parent needs financial support from…

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Back Child Support In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 16, 2020
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Retroactive child support in Illinois

Child support in Illinois is always owed from one parent to another when they are no longer parenting together or haven’t come to some kind of agreement that waives child support. When does the obligation of child support begin and…

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Social Security Disability Insurance and Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 11, 2020
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SSDI and divorce in Illinois

In America, almost everyone is expected to work. A person who doesn’t work will have find that their lack of employment has massive implications if they get divorced.  The Illinois family law courts recognize that there is a big difference…

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Modifying Child Support in Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 10, 2020
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Child support in Illinois

Child support orders get entered in Illinois when two parents divorce or establish paternity. As the years go by, each parent will make more or less money and the needs of the child will change with time. How does child…

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Illinois Child Support Laws After Age 18

By Russell Knight | May 9, 2020
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When does child support end in Illinois

Child support is money to help support the care and raising of a child.  In Illinois, when does a child stop being a child and therefore stop needing support? What is a parent’s duty to a child as the child…

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My Spouse Refuses To Work In My Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | April 30, 2020
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Spouse won't work

Every marriage has roles and responsibilities.  Often, one party to a marriage ends up being the breadwinner or sole earner in the house while the other party takes care of the home and possibly the children.  So much of an…

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