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March 2016 Archives

Illinois law for domestic emotional abuse and harassment

Domestic abuse can come in many different forms and it does not necessarily have to be physical. Emotional abuse can also cause significant damage. Often, victims in Illinois are not fully aware of how the law views these acts and what can be done to put a stop to it. Understanding how the law defines certain acts can be beneficial when considering getting protection through a restraining order. One way in which a spouse might be subjected to abuse is through harassment.

What deviations to the IL child support formula are factored in?

Illinois uses a child support formula to decide how much a noncustodial parent will have to pay to the custodial parent for the child's care and upkeep. This formula is basic and uses the number of children the parents share, as well as the net income of each parent, to come to a determination on child support. For example, if there is one child, the percentage of net income will be 20 percent. This goes all the way up to six or more children, for which the amount will be 50 percent of the noncustodial parent's net income.

Actress divorces husband after 16 years of marriage

People in Illinois who are considering the end of a marriage might take refuge in the fact that some marriages end regardless of the financial circumstances of the particular couple. Wealthy and famous people can have their marriages come apart just as regular workaday people. One of the main differences is that such partings will be played out in public and might be a high asset divorce. No matter the situation, those who have significant assets need to be cognizant of how a divorce can affect them in the short and long term.

How can paternity be challenged in Illinois?

There are times in Illinois where a man is accused of being the father of a child but he believes he is not. There are also instances in which a couple is married but the alleged father has reason to believe that a child is not biologically his. According to Illinois law, an allegation that a man is the father of a child can be challenged. It is important to understand the legal procedure to formulate such a challenge before moving forward with it.

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