How to Establish Paternity in Illinois
When a couple marries and has children, but later decides to obtain a divorce, they must agree to abide by a court-approved child custody agreement. While couples who were never married, but are still going through the process of separation do not have to obtain a divorce, they must also comply with a custody order. […] Read More
In an effort to avoid the contention and drain on financial resources that many divorces entail, some couples attempt to resolve marital dissolution issues through collaborative divorce. The collaborative divorce process encourages couples to work together in an out-of-court setting to come to agreements regarding divorce-related issues, such as property division, child custody, child support, […] Read More
Does Child Support Cover College Tuition?
In Illinois, parents are obligated to provide financially for their children. This is true even after a divorce, when one or both of the parties will be required to pay child support. While many people believe that the obligation to pay child support automatically terminates when a minor reaches the age of 18 years old, […] Read More
Am I Eligible for a Simplified Divorce?
Divorce proceedings are notorious for being costly, time-consuming, and in some cases, contentious. Fortunately, in Illinois eligible couples can file for a simplified divorce, which allows the parties to avoid some of the more frustrating procedural hurdles of dissolving a marriage. To learn more about whether you qualify for a simplified dissolution, please contact an […] Read More
What Can Celebrity Divorce Teach Us?
There is always much interest in celebrities’ private lives, and news outlets in Chicagoland and across the country often report on celebrity breakups and divorces. What were some of the most notable celebrity breakups and divorces over the last year? And what can celebrity divorces teach us about high asset divorces and child custody (or […] Read More