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Garnishing Your Ex’s Check For Child Support or Maintenance In Illinois

By Russell Knight | October 3, 2020
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Child support deductions in Illinois

During or at the end of your divorce or parentage action, you may have a judgment and/or order which will instruct one party to pay the other party a sum of money for child support and/or maintenance (formerly known as…

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What Is A Substantial Change In Circumstances In An Illinois Divorce?

By Russell Knight | September 19, 2020
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Substantial Change and Divorce

When a divorce in Illinois is finalized, the parties are issued final orders which both parties must abide by. But, life goes on and things change eventually no matter what the Marital Settlement Agreement or Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and…

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Child Support and 50/50 Custody In Illinois

By Russell Knight | August 29, 2020
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Child Support With 50/50 Custody

Everyone knows that the parent who has the child the majority of the time is awarded child support.  But what happens when neither parent has the child most of the time? What if the parents are splitting custody 50/50?  What…

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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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