Due to the recent recession, many fathers have found themselves in tough financial spots unable to keep up with child support payments. How this happens absolutely makes sense. However, without first obtaining a child support modification, a father can find himself facing significant criminal consequences for falling behind.
When Illinois parents wish to move out of the state -- or the country -- with their child, they need to get permission from the child's other parent to do so. Failure to do this can result in very serious consequences.
A prenuptial agreement is one way to handle property division. Granted, many might not find it the most romantic to negotiate a prenuptial agreement before a marriage, but doing this ahead of time does ensure that in the case of a divorce -- especially a high-asset divorce -- property would be properly divided.
Many times when a couple realizes their marriage is not going the way either planned, they will decide to separate in order to figure out what it is that they both really want. Often times this separation leads to an official divorce filing.
It seems that every time we turn on the TV or radio, or happen to glance at a celebrity gossip magazine while checking out at the grocery store, yet another celebrity is getting a divorce. And while it is true that many of these scandals are filled with outlandish accusations, and at times seem to drag on forever, the truth is that beneath the surface there are lessons that Illinois residents can learn.