Parents in Illinois and across the country only want what is best for their children. Unfortunately, couples who are no longer in a romantic relationship are often unable to come to an agreement, prompting them to ask the court to intervene. Recent news reports indicate that a father in another state was recently awarded equal parenting time in a child custody case that reportedly lasted three years and garnered media attention.
As many people in Illinois have likely experienced, a person's circumstances can quickly change. For example, a person recently divorced may require alimony if he or she gave up his or her career to support a spouse or children. On the other hand, a person ordered to pay it could experience a change in circumstances that could make it difficult to meet such an obligation.
For many people in Illinois and across the country, religion is a deeply personal and important issue. For some, their life centers around their devotion to their spirituality. Unfortunately, parents who have different ideas regarding religion may struggle to agree on how their children should interact with their faith. In fact, church attendance was recently at the center of a parenting plan dispute that occurred in another state; the state's Supreme Court was ultimately required to weigh in on the issue.
While going through the divorce process, you knew that an order of support would be part of your final terms. The child support order took effect the minute you, your ex and a judge signed off on the dissolution petition. For a while now, you have made the granted amount work, but recently, you have found yourself struggling with it. This leaves you wondering if it is possible to have the amount adjusted.
There are many different types of parents in Illinois and many different parenting styles. While there is a great deal of variety in how a person chooses to parent, there is little choice when it comes to meeting a parent's financial responsibility to his or her children. In fact, failing to pay court-ordered child support payments can have serious consequences.