Temporary Support in Divorce Cases

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Temporary Support in Divorce Cases

December 23, 2019 | Child Support,Maintenance (Alimony)

During a marriage it is common for one spouse to have complete control over the finances. If there is then a divorce, it is not unusual for the spouse in control of the finances to “cut off” the other spouse from access to marital funds. This may be a tactic by the spouse in control […]

Using Net Income to Calculate Child Support and Maintenance

December 17, 2019 | Child Support,Divorce,Maintenance (Alimony)

Gross income is the total amount of income before any deductions. Net income is the amount left over after the deductions. Child support and maintenance are calculated by the using net income of each spouse. This distinction is critical because child support and maintenance are going to be much lower using net income figures instead […]

Deviating From Child Support Guidelines

December 14, 2019 | Child Support,Divorce,Parenting (Child Custody)

Divorced parents whose children live with them, i.e. parents who have majority parenting time, bear many more of the basic child related costs, such as food, clothing, etc.  Child support is designed to get both parents to pay for these basic costs. Under Illinois law, “guideline” child support is calculated by determining the cost of raising the child […]

Financial Affidavits in Illinois Divorce

December 14, 2019 | Child Support,Divorce,Maintenance (Alimony),Property

Each spouse going through a divorce must complete a financial affidavit, also known as a comprehensive financial statement. The affidavit is a standardized form which is used in every county in Illinois. The blank affidavit can be found here. An affidavit is like sworn testimony in court in that the person filling it out affirms […]

The Tender Years Doctrine: How This Extinct Law Can Be Used In Child Custody Cases Today

November 27, 2019 | Child Support,Divorce

Allocating parenting time of an infant or young child can be quite challenging.  Often times, the mother and father will have serious disagreements regarding a parenting schedule.  This may be due to one parent, usually the mother, having done more caretaking of the child than the other parent.  A parent who has done most of […]

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