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October 2014 Archives

Child support modification under Illinois law

Child support is a basic right for all minor children and, in the event of a divorce, it may be determined in a court of law. Keeping in mind the best interest of the minor child, non-custodial parents may be ordered by a court or arbitrator to pay child support. In many cases, unwed parents may also be asked to pay child support, if paternity has been established or acknowledged according to Illinois law.

Illinois observes October as domestic violence awareness month

Domestic Violence is a major concern for authorities across the country, including the state of Illinois. A number of federal, state and non-profit agencies in the state are involved in raising awareness about domestic violence and helping victims who need help through various programs targeted at the victims of spousal abuse, physical abuse and emotional abuse.

Illinois child custody and the "best interest of the child"

Child custody is often a hard and long battle fought during a divorce proceeding. The Illinois courts usually look after the best interest of the child when determining custodial issues. There are various forms of child custody, from joint custody to sole custody, and the court reviews each case specifically in order to determine who should get custody of the child.

How do I file for a joint simplified dissolution of marriage?

Divorce, being the end of an intimate relationship, may often become complicated. In many cases, the estranged couple may find it best to file for a joint dissolution. It may help all those who can find common ground to negotiate the divorce proceedings.

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