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Lake County Illinois Family Law Blog

Unique Social and Legal Challenges in Same-Sex Divorces

The US Supreme Court’s 2015 marriage equality ruling was a hard-fought victory for same-sex couples who had been denied the right to marry. For many couples, it was a long-awaited recognition of their love and commitment to each other and a step toward greater acceptance and equality for all people. However, as with any major […]

What is Included in “Income” for Child Support?

Child support ensures that your kids’ basic needs are met and that both parents are financially making contributions to the children’s upbringing. But how does the Court even determine where this amount comes from? First, it has to figure out how much “income” the parents have. The Many Sources of Income When someone asks you, […]

What should you know about relocation requests?

Relocation may become a requirement or at least a very strong suggestion at some point after your divorce. However, you must petition the court if you wish to relocate. This is because you will have to modify your divorce agreement if you move. How do you know if the court will approve your request? What […]

Step up Your Co-Parenting This Year!

Do you want to improve your co-parenting but aren’t sure how to? Click here for a dozen tips to try out this new year!

Will I lose my military privileges in a divorce?

If your spouse is in the military and you are getting a divorce, you may wonder how this will impact your privileges. There are certain things that you may be accustomed to as a military spouse, but you likely will have changes in your access once you end your marriage. Spousal benefits have strict rules, […]

Options for 50/50 Placement Schedules

As you work with your children’s other parent on setting up a placement (visitation) schedule, there are myriad options to choose from. Even parents who coparent very well together and take things week by week often like to agree upon a set “default” schedule so that, should there ever be a disagreement, there is a […]