Illinois cases in which a couple is at the end of a marriage can be complicated. This is particularly true when there are children involved. Adding to the litany of issues that will arise is when the couple in question is prominent and has significant assets. Those who are involved in a divorce that has the extra issues that accompany a great amount of attention must make certain that they protect themselves from the beginning of the process to the end.
The former United States Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been in the process of getting a divorce from his wife. Mr. Jackson and his wife were both sentenced to jail for having roles in financial malfeasance. They both served their sentences and are now free. Mr. Jackson is getting workers' compensation and disability at this time, and has been ordered to pay child support to his wife in the amount of $1,529 each month for their two children, ages 16 and 13. The payments are set to begin in March.