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Case ruling on dads in the delivery room draws scrutiny

13481156_S.jpgReportedly, although many family law cases in recent years have expanded the rights of fathers in matters regarding child custody, visitation and other considerations, no litigation ruling had ever issued until recently concerning a dad's right to be present in the delivery room.

In child support talks, don't forget about college tuition

8340137_S.jpgChild support discussions are among the most important aspects of a divorce. Setting child support appropriately will ensure that the children's best interests are protected and neither parent will face financial hardship. Sometimes, however, parents forget to address certain aspects of child support, which can create problems in the future.

Illinois native Kelly could face jail time over child support

18665874_S.jpgMany Illinois fathers are obligated to pay child support to their former partners, often based on divorce settlements. While the amounts they agree to pay are fixed, they are not set in stone. People who lose their jobs or run into other kinds of financial difficulty might be able, with the assistance of a family law attorney, to have their child support requirements adjusted.

Sperm donor ordered to pay child support

20355139_S.jpgThe concept of child support is one commonly discussed where divorce is concerned. The term may also arise in cases where couples who were never married, split, leaving one parent to handle the day to day matters and expenses concerning the children. Until recently, few St. Clair County residents likely heard it in the context of a sperm donor. A man who lives in another state was recently ordered to pay child support to the lesbian couple he donated sperm to so that they could conceive a child. A now 4-year-old girl was conceived through the use of his donation.

Concept of shared parenting gaining more traction

21282486_S (1).jpgOn our Illinois divorce law blog, we often keep you updated on developments from other states regarding the evolution of divorce laws and how they apply to parents, especially fathers. The latest state to take on the issue of fair child support and child custody arrangements is wisely looking to other states with existing laws to determine how to best proceed.

State's bill would limit dads' monthly child support payments

23735147_S.jpgMost divorced fathers in Illinois loyally and regularly pay their child support obligations every month. After all, it's in everyone's best interests -- particularly those of the children who are aided by the payments -- to continue to pay. While some fathers feel as if they might be on the hook for more than what is necessary for their particular situation, they often feel as if they don't have much of an opportunity to change that.

Software aims to streamline child support process for parents

13181790_S.jpgDivorced fathers in St. Clair County know that keeping on top of finances after a divorce can be challenging. Regardless of whether a father has to pay child support to an ex-spouse or if he receives it, the timing of payments can sometimes be less than regular for any number of reasons. In many cases, parents could use all the help they can get.

Child support a tricky aspect of family law in Illinois

22002172_s.jpgSince the courts in Illinois are already overburdened with child support cases, some parents will push the envelope by continuing to defy court orders. Typically, this means one parent is not receiving their court-ordered child support and finds themselves stuck, trying to figure out how to get the money that is owed to them. 

Update: Father's employee perks factored into child support

7293964_s.jpgBack in June we posted about a father who did not want his employee perks to be included as income when calculating how much he owes in child support. This request came after the man asked for a reduction in how much he was already paying in child support. He based his modification request around the fact that his salary was cut in half due to a decrease in enrollment in the college he is the president of. 

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