Divorce & Family Law Services

Child Support

Effective July 1, 2017, courts in the State of Illinois implemented changes to how child support is to be calculated. Child support obligations will be calculated using “Income Shares Method”.


Maintenance is a monetary sum paid by one spouse for the benefit of the other spouse upon separation or the dissolution of marriage; also called “alimony” or “spousal support.”

Parenting Time

For years, Illinois statutes referred to decision making for the children of separated parents as “custody” and the time spent with the children by the non-primary parent as “visitation”.

Division of
Marital Assets

One of the key functions of a divorce is the division of property acquired during the course of a marriage.

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Can A Spouse Serve Divorce Papers In Illinois?

Most people have a pretty good idea of how the divorce process works. It is the first few steps of the divorce process that make people realize “maybe I don’t know as much as I should.” The first flummoxing step for most people filing an Illinois divorce is serving their…

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What Is A Motion To Vacate In An Illinois Divorce?

Illinois courts make decisions. Someone is always going to be displeased with a court’s decision. There are multiple ways to make your displeasure known with a court. You can file a motion to reconsider to tell the judge they made the wrong decision. You can file an appeal to tell…

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Preparing For Illinois Divorce

How To Prepare For A Divorce In Illinois

One of the worst parts about divorce is the anxiety of the unknown. What will happen to my kids in my divorce? What will happen to my money after a divorce? What can I do now to protect myself when the divorce is filed?  It is overwhelming but there are,…

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Illinois parental alienation

Parental Alienation In Illinois

When two parents decide to no longer continue their relationship with each other they still must maintain a relationship with the children. When one parent’s relationship with his or her child is harmed by the other parent the term “parental alienation” is often invoked by psychiatrists and family law attorneys. …

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Child support in Illinois

Modifying 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 support get modified in an Illinois divorce or parentage case?…

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