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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Bonus Income And Divorce In Illinois

By Russell Knight | April 3, 2020
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divorce in chicago and bonus

Money is a funny thing in an Illinois divorce. In a divorce, money is an asset which can be divisible or not based on whether it is marital.  In a divorce money is also evidence of income which can determine…

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What Should Child Support Cover in Illinois?

By Russell Knight | March 10, 2019
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What does child support cover in Illinois

Child support in Illinois is calculated based on a complicated formula where both parents’ incomes are used to calculate the non-custodial parent’s obligation to the custodial parent. This amount of money is then ordered to be paid by the non-custodial…

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

By Russell Knight | March 4, 2019
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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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Social Security and Divorce in Chicago, Illinois

By Russell Knight | October 3, 2018
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Social Security Disability Insurance and Divorce

Social Security and divorce have interesting effects on one another in Illinois. Social Security is the United States’ federal government’s system for making regular payments to people if they are disabled and/or elderly. People who are getting divorced and also…

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My Husband or Wife is supported by their parents. Does that affect my maintenance or child support in my Chicago divorce?

By Russell Knight | December 30, 2017
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Parental support

Often, during the pendency of a divorce the couple find themselves supporting two households and trying to maintain the standard of living for both of the households while having just one income.  In the absence of assets to live off,…

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My Ex Owes Me Child Support. How Do I Collect That Child Support In Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | December 17, 2017
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Whether you had an Illinois divorce with a child or you had an Illinois parentage case, if your ex owes you child support it is presumed that an order was entered in an Illinois court requiring him or her to…

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How Can I Reduce My Child Support In Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | November 27, 2017
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Child support is always modifiable.  Once a child support payor understands that the next question is always “How can I reduce my child support?” In Chicago, Illinois, to obtain a reduction in his or her child support obligation, a parent…

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