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December 2012 Archives

Father owed more than $30,000 in child support

When talking about child support, people tend to always think it's the father who pays to the mother. However, the truth is that there are plenty of Illinois men who have custody of their children and who receive child support from an ex-wife or ex-girlfriend. And, just like in any child support situation, it can surely get frustrating if the paying parent stops making their child support payments.

Beating the holiday hum bugs

For those who have recently suffered a divorce or separation, or who are still struggling with one, the holiday season can be very gloomy. It is easy to get a case of the bah hum bugs. What is the best defense for these holiday blues? A good offense usually does the trick or at least makes the season survivable. Below you will find some steps to guide you in creating an excellent offensive plan to beat back the doom and gloom of both the Mayan calendar and the holiday blues.

Father deported back to U.S. for failing to pay child support

We tend to talk about child support from a state level. However, it should be noted that when it comes to unpaid child support it can also become a federal issue. In cases where a parent is believed to be hiding out in another country, it can also lead to deportation. A conviction of failure to pay child support can also lead to things like wage garnishment, fines and even jail time.

Parents disagree on child support amount

A player for the Panthers claims that he has not fallen behind on any of his child support obligations, regardless of what the mother of his 2-year-old son is trying to claim. Rather, he has reportedly been paying the court-approved modified amount instead of the temporary amount he was previously paying.

Part 2: Handling insurance policies during divorce

In our last post we focused on handling car insurance for teen drivers during a divorce. However, this is certainly not the only insurance policy to think of when children are involved as there are also health insurance and life insurance policies that will need to be altered after the divorce.

Part 1: Handling insurance policies during divorce

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to handling the many types of insurance after a divorce. Typically, especially when a couple has children, there's car insurance, life insurance and health insurance that all need to be addressed when coming to agreements and the divorce settlement. In these next two posts, we will address these main types of insurance that most parents have before, during and after a divorce.

Tips for owning an Illinois business with an ex-spouse

Many people meet, fall in love and get married. Somewhere along the line, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, many also decide to go into business together. In fact, in 2007 it was estimated that roughly 3.7 million businesses in the country are owned by a husband and wife. So just what happens when the husband and wife decide to get a divorce? What happens to the business?

Use brains, not emotions, during divorce

Going through a divorce is a highly emotional time. And while this is totally understandable, it is important to not allow those emotions to be the reason why financial decisions are made as these decisions can end up impacting a person for the rest of their life.

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