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January 2016 Archives

Domestic violence case involving councilman moves forward

It is an unfortunate reality in Illinois and across the country that various incidences of domestic violence take place on a regular basis. Although abusers can face restraining orders and criminal penalties, that is not always enough to stop their pattern of behavior. Taking precautions, moving forward with a removal and using legal avenues that are open to ensure the safety of children and to stop spousal abuse is a wise course of action.

What is the child support modification process in Illinois?

When Illinois parents have a child but are no longer together as a couple, it is likely that the non-custodial parent will make child support payments to the custodial parent. In certain situations, however, the paying parent may need to request a child support modification.

Prenuptial agreements are not always enforceable in Illinois

Many people who live in Cook and Lake counties in Illinois are generally aware that prenuptial agreements can be used to control the distribution of a couple's assets in the event they decide to divorce. Some people, however, do not realize that prenuptial agreements can be set aside in a number of circumstances.

Federal income taxes in Illinois divorces

When an Illinois couple decides to obtain a divorce, the divorcing spouses ordinarily consider only the amount of payments for alimony and child support, but they frequently overlook the impact of individual federal income tax laws on these questions. When the Illinois legislature adopted the system of flat taxes, it abolished all deductions, including the deduction for alimony paid by one ex-spouse to the other. The federal tax code, however, contains very explicit provisions on the tax treatment of alimony and child support.

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