Family legal issues involving children can be very complicated for every party involved. These matters are often highly emotional and legally complex. As such, they may not always make sense to people navigating cases like child custody -- especially for the first time.
During your divorce process, there are many things you and your soon-to-be ex need to determine. You will have to figure out how to divide your property, decide what kind of child custody arrangement will work best and agree on child support.
Too many people make the mistake of assuming a divorce has be a highly contentious process. They might hear about a friend or celebrity's ugly split and assume that the process will be the same for them.
When there is an order for child support in Illinois, it is done with the child's best interests in mind. The financial, emotional and personal stability of the child is paramount. Most parents are happy to provide for their children even if the relationship with the former spouse is over. Some parents are amicable with one another. Others are cordial enough to communicate. Still others are involved in a contentious relationship. When it comes to family law, the child support is sacrosanct must be paid no matter what.
Whether you are in your 20s and getting married for the first time or a little older and getting married for the second or third time, you may very well be considering your options for a prenuptial agreement.
If you are getting divorced, your post-divorce financial stability can be one of your biggest concerns. This can be especially true if your spouse was the primary earner in your family.
A new school year is fast approaching. If you are like most parents in Illinois, you have already spent time helping your children get ready.
One of the most contentious areas of family law is child custody determinations, which is technically known as the allocation of "parental responsibility" under Illinois law. Parents naturally have strong emotions about where their child will spend most of his or her time and who will be in charge of his or her upbringing.