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March 2014 Archives

Illinois child support laws may soon carry felony penalties

Many times, outlining the amount of a child support payment is the easy part of the agreement. Actually obtaining the money can prove to be very difficult for many custodial parents in Illinois. There are state regulations in place for child support enforcement, though some lawmakers feel they are too lax. One state representative in particular is pushing for harsher penalties for parents who are regularly delinquent in making payments.

New relationships can affect Illinois divorce agreements

A divorce takes time. Some Illinois couples choose to separate first for a period of time before moving forward with ending the marriage. Over that course of time or following the divorce, a spouse may choose to start dating someone else. It is important for people seeking child custody to tread lightly in this area, as some experts say certain situations can damage your case.

Rapper Ludacris wants full custody of newborn

Some people in Lake County, Illinois will go to great lengths to avoid paying their court ordered child or spousal support payments. Some may even file for child custody in order to get out of paying. In situations like these, it is important to have proper legal representation in order to ensure that the best interests of your child or children are taken into consideration when determining child custody.

R. Kelly's ex-wife seeks unpaid child support

For those in Lake County, Illinois who are struggling to make ends meet, a late or missed child support payment can very problematic. Many custodial parents rely heavily on these payments in order to provide the necessities of life for their children. When a payment is late or missed, some parents are forced to choose which necessities are the most important and the child oftentimes has to go without.

Economic uncertainty can affect divorce rates

When the economy took a turn for the worse a few years ago, the divorce rate also went down. In fact, the number of divorces filed in 2009 was the lowest seen in the United States in forty years according to the National Center for Health Statistics. This came after the rate of divorces more than doubled in the years between 1940 and 1981. When the economy faltered in 2009, divorce rates fell by a third.