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October 2019 Archives

Should frozen embryos be considered in property division process?

For many couples in Illinois and across the country, having children is something that is extremely important. Unfortunately for some couples, it may not come easily. As such, they often seek out advances in medical technology to help them conceive, such as in vitro fertilization. As part of this, many couples opt to freeze fertilized eggs for future use, which can create complicated questions during a divorce. Some believe that the question regarding the fate of these embryos falls under property division procedures.

Judge's child support decision reversed despite DNA test

From the moment a person in Illinois learns that he or she is going to be a parent, they often begin planning for that child's future. Most are dedicated to ensuring that their child's needs are met. Unfortunately, one man claims that he is still required to make child support payments despite the fact that a DNA test revealed that the child in question is not his.

Factors that could invalidate an Illinois prenuptial agreement

There are many couples in Illinois who want to ensure that they are open and honest about their financial situation and their expectations if a divorce should occur before they say their vows. As such, many couples choose to create a prenuptial agreement. Unfortunately, even those with the best of intentions could ultimately find that the agreement they created the protect a business or personal finances, for example, could ultimately be determined to be invalid.

Coping with a high asset divorce in Illinois

Once a couple in Illinois reaches the conclusion that a divorce is in their best interests, there are multiple other decisions that must follow. The process of untangling two lives can be complicated, especially for those going through a high asset divorce. Fortunately, there are steps to take that can help ensure that the property division aspect, among others, goes smoothly.

The ways in which child support can be used

Any parent in Illinois would likely agree that raising children is expensive. Simply meeting their basic needs can be difficult enough but there is typically also a need for school fees and costs associated with extracurricular activities. For some, there may be a misconception that child support only covers basic essentials. However, support actually covers a wide range of expenses. 

Is your ex refusing to comply with court-ordered parenting?

Divorce is seldom easy, and if you have children, you may have an especially difficult time. The breakup of a marriage can mean dividing your time with the children and creating complex schedules for birthdays, holidays and special events. This can be a devastating blow, and some parents do not adjust well to the change.

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