I am behind on my child support in Chicago, Illinois. What’s going to happen?

By Russell Knight | November 19, 2017
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Two different parties can cause you big problems if you’re behind on your child support in Chicago, Illinois: 1) The parent you owe the money to and 2) The Cook County clerk of court. The parent you owe money to…

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How do I change my child’s last name in Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | November 18, 2017
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Maybe your child has your last name and now you want to give your child the father’s (biological or not) last name.  You are going to need to know how to change a child’s last name in Chicago, Illinois. When…

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How Do I Calculate Child Support In Chicago, Illinois?

By Russell Knight | September 1, 2017
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“Both parents have the financial responsibility to support a minor child.” In re Marriage of MacZko, 263 Ill. App. 3d 991, 994 (Ill. App. Ct. 1992) Effective July 1, 2017, courts in the State of Illinois implemented changes to how…

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In Chicago, Illinois, do I have to support my adult disabled child?

By Russell Knight | July 6, 2016
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Illinois courts have long required parents to support their adult children while they are in college but as of January 1, 2016, parents may now be obligated to support their adult children if they are physically or mentally disabled. “The…

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