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Abused children can heal with effective parenting techniques

In situations where families are coping with abuse or the effects of having been involved in an abusive relationship in Illinois, it can take time and commitment to overcome the trauma that is often a result of someone having been mistreated. For children particularly, this process requires adults to intervene in healthy ways and in a timely manner to allow children to recover from negative circumstances and overcome insecurities and fears before they become debilitating. 

Will I owe child support if I cannot work due to a disability?

You and your spouse are getting an Illinois divorce, and it is already clear that your child will be spending the majority of his or her time with the other parent. Being unable to work because of a disability, you worry that the limited income you have may be depleted through child support. But can your spouse take away your benefits?

Understanding the real purpose of child support

While many Illinois couples would like to believe that their divorce is only impacting their own personal lives, divorce has a bit of a rattling domino effect and can create tension, stress and instability in the lives of everyone closest to them. Unfortunately, this is especially the case for divorcing couples who have had children together. Often, children are left grappling for answers and trying to relearn how to function in a new life that has been turned upside-down. 

Retirement and child support payments

With regard to child support, our law firm knows that there are a multitude of issues to take into consideration. For parents who are having a hard time paying child support, daily life can be overwhelming and there are various penalties they may face if they fall behind. Across Illinois, there are other circumstances in which a parent's child support order could be affected. For example, if you have recently retired or plan to retire soon, this significant change could also affect your child support payments.

Is it possible to co-parent peacefully during the school year?

Now that the kids are back in school, you may find yourself wondering how you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse can create a co-parenting plan that works for everyone. With all the changes and confusion that your separation is creating, you may be struggling with the concept of co-parenting. While you are working on making the proper arrangements, your kids must deal with the stress and uncertainty that your divorce and school brings. 

How can back child support affect my tax refund?

As the non-custodial parent of a child, you could be going through various challenges. Whether you are in the middle of a custody dispute or are having disagreements with your child's other parent for different reasons, there are times when it can be difficult to be a non-custodial parent. However, child support can be very hard, especially if you have found yourself in a position where you can no longer make your payments on time. If you live in Wheaton, or another city in Illinois, your tax refund could even be affected by unpaid child support.

New child support guidelines for 2017

Child support guidelines for figuring how much will be paid are changing this year in Illinois. According to the Illinois State Bar Association, the new support guidelines will go into effect on July 1, 2017. These changes will overhaul how child support payments are calculated to now include both parents income and parenting time.

Illinois' child support formula to soon change

When a parent is getting divorced, many different legal issues can have big impacts on them and their children. This includes issues regarding child support. One thing that can play a very big role in what happens when it comes to child support in an Illinois divorce is the formula for calculating child support in the state.

Child support and uninsured medical costs

Uninsured medical expenses refer to any expenses which are not covered by insurance including deductibles, prescriptions, and other medical costs. Parents are expected to pay for their child's uninsured medical expenses in addition to their primary child support obligations. These are also called extraordinary medical expenses as they exceed the allowable limit of medical expenses in a basic health care plan.

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