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July 2016 Archives

The Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act

43636581_S.jpgAn Illinois divorce that involves a military spouse is different from a civilian divorce in many ways. One factor that comes into play in a military divorce is military retired pay. If a military spouse is receiving or expecting to receive military retired pay, the non-military spouse may be entitled to receive a portion of that benefit.

The primary caretaker is favored in custody decisions

27567495_S.jpgSome Illinois parents who go through a divorce are able to reach an agreement about child custody outside of the courtroom. However, many others are unable to settle disputes over physical custody and must rely on the family court system. When a family court judge is making the decision, the judge typically awards custody to the parent who is deemed the child's primary caretaker.

Dwyane Wade's ex-wife sues over 2010 divorce settlement

7183715_S.jpgWhile some divorce cases become highly contentious, it is rare for a case to stretch out for nearly a decade. But it is possible, as long as at least one side remains dissatisfied with the division of property, child custody plan or other aspect of the divorce settlement.

New Illinois law helps 'psychological' parents get legal rights

17623440_S.jpgMany Illinois families do not fit the traditional mold of a married mother and father and a couple of kids. The most important thing is not who is raising the children; what matters most is that the children are safe, healthy and in the best possible situation to grow up in.

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