Parental conflict can do more harm to a child than having separated parents. Follow these tips on protecting your children from any conflict that may arise during your divorce.
Consider these potential negative effects divorce can have on children – as well as any benefits there might be for your kids – before deciding whether to pursue a divorce at this time.
This podcast offers a general overview of how child support is supposed to work – including the factors influencing the amount and duration of child support.
Have you seen cases where the high wage earner’s income suddenly and maybe suspiciously plummets just before divorce, perhaps because they’ve quit their high level job to take on one in which the person earns much less? If so, would spousal or child support be based on what the payer used to earn or what the person earns now?
If the moneyed spouse has been divorced more than once, will payments to previous spouses and/or children reduce the amount of spousal or child support that a third spouse for instance is likely to receive?
No, generally child support covers the basic expenses, such as the food, lodging and basic necessary life expenses for the child. Things such as horseback riding lessons or private school will not be considered. The court can never award a party or force a party to pay for private school. This would have to be […]
No. They won’t, not upfront unless if the parties want to come to some type of agreement and parties are always free to come to their own agreement as long as the judge thinks it’s fair and reasonable. So, as a general rule under law, no they wouldn’t be accounted but if the parties wanted […]
In a modern day example of how truth can be stranger than fiction, there is a growing number of child custody and support cases where few things are cut and dry, including paternity.
This poses some difficulty in establishing child custody and support, because neither can be determined until this foundational information is determined.
It would depend on how they choose to divide it. You’d have to value it and see what it is. It would depend on the other factors of the situation. The judge would have to apply what are the other assets that the parties own? Do they both have the same income potential? Do they […]
The ideal situation is that the parents come up with the parenting plan on their own of what they want. In Illinois, a lot of people feel that child support is tied to parenting. In some ways it is, but in some ways it isn’t. We have case law that says the non-primary parent will […]