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Fines, probation and other penalties for delinquent payments

Child support is taken very seriously in Illinois, and a parent who is not living up to his or her obligation based on the support agreement and is facing charges that there are delinquent payments might have to deal with certain penalties. This can include a fine and even being arrested. Understanding the law for failing to adhere to a child support order is imperative so that a parent can try to get the situation corrected and avoid any further legal entanglements.

We provide legal assistance for mothers' rights in Illinois

An often understated family law issue in Illinois is the rights mothers have with regard to child custody, especially since many cases that garner attention have to do with the father receiving certain rights, giving the impression that mothers are given full custody of children by rote. The reality is that this is not the case. Mothers who are in the midst of a dispute over custody with the other parent, are concerned about visitation, or have other worries must be cognizant of this and take steps to make certain their rights are protected.

Divorce may be more preferable than an unhappy marriage

Divorce in Illinois is not something to take lightly, as it is a drastic life choice to decide to move forward with dissolving a marriage. However, people who are having problems in their relationship are frequently trapped in the middle of trying to save an unhappy situation versus. the positives of cutting the ties and moving on with their lives. With that in mind, those who are considering ending a marriage need to be aware of the benefits that can come out of the short-term pain of taking the step to move on, even with the divorce legal issues that will inevitably arise.

What are caretaking functions during parenting time?

One of the most important aspects of child custody in Illinois is that the child is properly cared for by both parents. It is in the best interests of the child that this be adhered to, and the law is clear on what entails "caretaking functions" when the child is in the home of one parent or the other. The term means that there are tasks that require the parent and child to interact, or that there be arrangements, supervision or direction with the child and for care others can provide. Thus, it is important to know what is included in caretaking functions.

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