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What factors could help with child support modification?

19989004_S.jpgWhen parents in Illinois and elsewhere divorce, there are important family law issues that need to be addressed and ironed out. While any decision made in the dissolution process is likely to impact the children involved, it is often child custody and child support orders that impact children the most. Thus, it is not only important to carefully and properly draft these documents, but to also take necessary steps to enforce and modify them if issues present themselves.

Helping you resolve family law issues during and after divorce

10291722_S.jpgDivorce issues have the tendency of impacting couples during and after the process is completed. For families in Illinois dealing with family law issues, these can range greatly and could be issues that need to be revisited several times post-divorce. While it is difficult to fathom that you will need to address issues you just resolved during divorce, when it comes to matters revolving around your children, parents should be prepared to continually revisit them until they reach majority age.

Parents may adopt through Illinois 'Baby Safe Haven' law

In Illinois, April is designated as "Save Abandoned Babies Month." Sometimes, infants are born to mothers and fathers who simply are unable for very personal reasons to care for them. Sometimes these situations have caused parents to put their infant's life in danger in an act of desperation. However, an Illinois statute that addresses that issue is seeing successful results.

Can a parent in Illinois seek a temporary child support order?

54711468_S.jpgWhile most of the time a mother in Illinois knows who the father of her child is, even if they are no longer in a relationship with one another, other times the matter can be a bit muddled. The alleged father may dispute that the child is his, necessitating a court hearing. However, during that time the child must be cared for by either the mother or the purported father. When this happens, it may be a possibility for the parent caring for the child to obtain a temporary order for child support.

Changes to child support in Illinois coming July 1

42892638_S.jpgWhile it may take a village to raise a child, the more practical matter is that it takes money to raise a child. Children need love, of course, but they are dependent on their parents to provide them with the food, clothing, shelter, schooling, health care and all other aspects of a well-rounded childhood. Therefore, if a child's parents are no longer in a relationship with one another, the noncustodial parent will usually be ordered to pay child support to the custodial parent.

Family law situations are stressful; don't go it alone

42271021_S.jpgAny type of family squabble can be a stressful experience. These situations, however, can take on a heightened amount of stress when they grow into a legal dispute. Whether the situation is divorce, child custody, property division or a number of other family law issues, it's crucial to have a level-headed ally on your side.

The benefits of working with a family law attorney

34744287_S.jpgWhen people hear the term "family law" they often think of divorce cases. While it's true that divorce is governed by family law, so are marriage, living together, alimony and child support, child custody, adoption, foster care, and other areas related to family life.

Family law: Prenups can establish solid foundation

17858931_S.jpgSome soon-to-be-married couples in Illinois believe signing a prenuptial agreement is a negative way to start a marriage as it indicates preparation for the worst-case scenario. Although a prenup protects both parties in the event of a divorce, it mainly shows honest, upfront communication that can establish a sound basis for any marriage. Information about these types of agreements can provide peace of mind and is available from family law attorneys.

Family law terminology and the role of lawyers

39537870_S.jpgOne of the most intimidating aspects of any litigation, may it be family law, personal injury or real estate law, is the terminology and the legal language of a case. Some people actually avoid consulting with an attorney or pressing their (potentially legitimate) case because of the feared complication involved. Well, today, we want to help dispel some of that fear by going over some basic terms and vocabulary involved in family law cases.

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