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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. 

Drug abuse and modifications can play roles in custody sagas

12557039_s.jpgPeople should certainly not believe everything they read in the magazines and tabloids. However, it is important to note that when it comes to family law issues for Illinois fathers, there is something that can sometimes be learned from these stories by more reading in between the lines. 

Illinois parents who owe child support lose gambling winnings

10367865_s.jpgThere is a $3.1 billion child support backlog in Illinois. In order to try and collect for those mothers and fathers who are owed money, a new law was passed that will make it legal to take gambling winnings from parents who are behind on child support in the state. 

Child support modifications sometimes possible after divorce

21002583_s.jpgThere are cases where a judge will have to make changes to a prior family law ruling. For example, a modification could end up being necessary for an existing child support order -- due to an increase or decrease in income -- or a child custody arrangement could need to be updated. 

Father wants employee perks out of child support calculation

13750456_s.jpgWhen two parents split up -- whether they were married or not -- the Illinois courts will use statutory guidelines to determine how much the non-custodial parent should be paying in child support. A number of factors, such as the net income of the non-custodial parent, are included in the child support formula in order to determine how much monthly payments should be.

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