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How To Suspend An Illinois Driver’s License For Failure To Pay Child Support

By Russell Knight | June 11, 2022
Suspend A Driver's License In Illinois

If your child’s other parent is behind on their child support in an amount worth 90 days or 3 months worth of support, you can ask that your child’s other parent’s Illinois driver’s license be suspended. “If an obligor has…

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Child Support and 50/50 Custody In Illinois

By Russell Knight | May 11, 2022
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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Going Back To School After An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | May 1, 2022
Returning to college after a divorce in Illinois

A divorce is a big change. It is not uncommon for a divorced party to treat that change as an opportunity for self-improvement. If a soon-to-be-divorced person is foreseeing a lifestyle that goes from two incomes to one income, they…

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Can You Go To Jail For Not Paying Child Support in Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | April 13, 2022
child support jail

You can definitely be put in jail for not paying child support in Chicago, Illinois…but it takes a while. Petition for Rule To Show Cause An order for child support is a court order like any other order from the…

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Illinois Child Support Laws After Age 18

By Russell Knight | April 5, 2022
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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What If The Custodial Parent Makes More Money Than The Non-Custodial Parent In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | April 3, 2022
Child support for non-custodial parents

Conceptually, child support seems straightforward. The parent who spends less time with the child covers less of the child’s expenses. Therefore, that non-custodial parent should pay child support to the other parent who must be paying the bulk of the…

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How Disabled Must An Adult Child Be In Order To Qualify For Child Support After Age 18 In Illinois?

By Russell Knight | March 29, 2022
Disabled working adult children in Illinois

Children need child support because they cannot support themselves. Supposedly, at age 18 when high school is finished, children can begin supporting themselves…and thus, child support terminated. If the child goes to college, Illinois parents have a continuing obligation to…

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How To Pay Zero Child Support In Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 23, 2022
How to not pay child support in Illinois

Child support is irksome to some people. Some parents just don’t want to pay child support…and usually have an articulable reason for objecting to the payment of child support. Setting child support at zero in an Illinois divorce can be…

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Social Security Disability Insurance and Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | March 16, 2022
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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Job Diaries In An Illinois Divorce

By Russell Knight | January 12, 2022
Job Diary In An Illinois Divorce

In the Bible, the Book of Job is about a man who suffers a series of horrible tests in order to prove that he is worthy. In an Illinois divorce, a job diary is quite similar. When one party in…

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