Category Archives: Child Support

In July 2017, a revision to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) went into effect, completely redefining the way child support is calculated when parents divorce. Gone is the simple method of the past, in which the … Continue reading

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When parents end their marriage in divorce, the parent who retains primary custody of the couple’s children usually receives child support from the other parent. For the past several decades, the law in Illinois determined the amount of these child … Continue reading

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As parents entering the divorce process face the new challenge of being a single parent, they are both presented with a slew of new tasks and arrangements that must be handled as quickly and efficiently as possible to ensure the … Continue reading

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Divorce, like the loss of a loved one, can be very difficult to cope with, especially for any children involved. Specialists say that it is important for parents to understand that all children handle divorce differently. Some may be more … Continue reading

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By Amanda Oliver Right of first refusal clauses are often times found within Allocation Judgments (formerly Custody Judgments) and are useful when properly drafted and applied for their intended purposes.   However,  too often litigants view the right of first refusal as a … Continue reading

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By Amanda Oliver Often times parents consider there to be an inherent “unfairness” in the fact that they are obligated to pay a portion of their child(ren)’s college education expenses when they are subject to a dissolution or paternity action, … Continue reading

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In Illinois, the current statute that governs child support is 750 ILCS 5/505 which is titled, “Child Support; Contempt; Penalties.” According to the Illinois child support statute, guideline child support is as follows: The Court shall determine the minimum amount … Continue reading

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