Why You Need a Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce
Divorces can be uncontested – meaning that you and your spouse agree on all the terms that you need to agree on before your marriage can be dissolved. Typically, these issues involve the division of your assets, child custody, child support, and spousal maintenance (alimony). If you have found yourself in this situation, you may […]
Can I Change My Parenting Time Agreement in Illinois?
When two parents seek to divorce, they must also consider the needs and future of their children. The law addresses this through child custody arrangements, known as parenting time and parental responsibilities. Like other divorce matters, parents are encouraged to reach an agreement on these issues. If they can’t, the family court judge will step […]
Are you a Father? Here’s Why You Should Establish Paternity
In Illinois, if a child’s parents are not married when the child is born or are in a civil union, the father is not considered the legal father of the child. The father’s name cannot be added to the child’s birth certificate until paternity is legally established. The Importance of Establishing Paternity Paternity, which is […]
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, […]