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July 2017 Archives

Spousal maintenance could console financial concerns

When it comes to divorce you have a lot to consider. You don’t come to the conclusion to split lightly. You have concerns about the health and happiness of your children. You question what the future will hold as you’d be dismantling life as you know it. Finances are in the forefront of your mind. You wonder about the financial impact that separating will have—both at present and in the future.

Midwest has eight of 15 cities with most divorced persons

Certainly Illinois residents who are married know that whether or not they remain married or get divorced really depends on factors within their marriage more than what other couples around them do. However, it can be interesting to know just how many people in a given area might actually get or be divorced. If nothing else, this may help someone going through a divorce to feel less alone and more understood during such a difficult experience.

Case challenges gender-based parental rights

Many may believe that Illinois residents who are in same-sex marriages can face the same challenges when getting divorced as do their heterosexual counterparts. To some degree, this may be true. When it comes to identifying parental rights and associated parenting time, however, this may not necessarily be the case.

Cut, curl and courtroom: Hairstylists might see marital issues

Going to the salon for styling and pampering is a regular ritual in the lives of many women. To some, it can feel like a safe space to talk about personal issues that wouldn't be discussed elsewhere. For women in Illinois who are experiencing domestic violence, the salon could be a new place to gain access to resources to improve the situation at home.

New child-first method for calculating child support

The State of Illinois has been working to keep kids at the center of the focus when it comes to important family law issues like parenting time. Instead of focusing on what parents want, the goal is to look at what kids need. Now the state is looking to take another step forward in putting kids first by implementing a new way of calculating child support obligations. The approach has been adopted in 39 other states thus far.

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