According to Illinois family law, a child’s legal parents are responsible for the minor’s financial security and welfare. Stepparents do not have a legal obligation to support stepchildren. The law is designed to serve the child—not the parents. As a result, remarriage does not impact child maintenance payments. Illinois courts follow guidelines established by the…

Child custody laws in Illinois are rarely general guidelines. Rather, child custody orders issued by the courts must be strictly followed. Violations of child custody orders can result in stiff punishments. Here’s how to respond when an ex fails to abide by custody orders. When a marriage ends, the divorcing parents will be given a…

If you have young children and are going through a divorce, the courts will determine child custody or parental responsibilities. People often refer to “custody” for both legal and physical custody, but they are two separate decisions. Know that it’s possible for children to spend half their time with you, but your ex still has…

Divorce is tough on everyone involved because it can drastically change lives and relationships.  This situation is especially hard on children because they experience major changes in their daily lives as well as their relationships with each parent. Divorcing couples typically work out a child custody agreement that involves their children splitting time between both…

When parents are going through a divorce, forming a child custody agreement to settle the visitation question is usually more important than resolving financial issues.  The lives of the children should be the first thing every divorced couple takes into consideration and each decision they make must be made with the best interests of their…

Infidelity is a major problem among American married couples as some studies have found that at least 40 percent of marriages involve adultery from one or both partners.  Adultery can bring a lot of pain and suffering to a family and in most cases, it even leads to divorce.  When a married couple goes through…

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