Month: December 2014

Needs covered by child support

Parents on either side of child support situations in Illinois may wonder about the types of expenses that can be covered by the amount to be paid. The parent owing support may wonder about issues such as the other parent's accountability for how the funds will be...

Deciding the best interests of the child

An Illinois parent faced with a custody situation or the possible termination of parental rights may wonder about the considerations that factor into the decisions regarding a child's best interests. There is not an exact standard used in making custody decisions, and...

Challenges in Illinois paternity cases

Involvement of both parents in the life of their child can be beneficial for that child, but uncertainties about paternity can create stress as well as questions for various parties. There are various scenarios that could result in a paternity challenge, and either a...

Legal divorce requirements in Illinois

The legal requirements for divorce may vary from state to state. For example, in Illinois, at least one spouse must have lived in the state for a minimum of 90 days. On the other hand, there is no waiting period to have a divorce finalized. Individuals can seek a no...

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