Archive, November 2016.
If you are in the process of divorce, or are contemplating divorce, there are important tax considerations that must be taken into account. Specific parts of the tax code speak directly to divorce; thus, divorcing couples must consider the tax consequences with regard to the decisions being made.
Posted in Divorce | Tagged asset division divorce and taxes divorce couples DuPage County divorce attorneys marital status tax consequences
There are several different types of legal cases that involve children, whether as a party to a lawsuit, a defendant, or an interested party. Furthermore, there are certain situations where the court will appoint an attorney to represent a minor (someone under the age of 18). In cases such as this, you may want to contact your own skilled child representation attorney for assistance.
Posted in Family Law | Tagged appointed an attorney DuPage County child representation attorneys family court juvenile court
There are several reasons why an individual may want to move, whether locally or further away—a change in employment, family members who need care-taking, or cheaper costs of living. However, if you live in Illinois and are subject to a parenting plan, meaning that you are separated or divorced from the other parent, there are specific rules regarding when and where you can relocate.
Posted in Child Custody | Tagged children and divorce DuPage County parental relocation attorneys parental relocation relocation with children
It is almost the holiday season, which can mean fun. However, holidays can also be stressful. Parents that do not live together may have added stress with regard to sharing parenting time and determining who will have the children when. Moreover, it can be frustrating when you plan to have parenting time but the other parent interferes with that time.
Posted in Child Custody | Tagged court order enforcement attorneys holiday parenting time holiday time holidays and divorce parenting time
One of the biggest concerns that couples with children have during a divorce is with whom the children will live. There are many factors that go into decisions about where the children will live. Parents who want the child to live with them will be best served by working with a skilled family law attorney to help make their case in court.
Posted in Child Custody | Tagged children and divorce children of divorce DuPage County family law attorney parental agreement parental responsibilities parenting plan
While prenuptial agreements are commonly discussed in popular culture, it is less common to hear about postnuptial agreements. Postnuptial agreements cover similar things to prenuptial agreements, but they are entered into after the marriage has already been created. It may seem strange for couples to enter into these (usually) binding agreements after they have already been married for a period of time, but there are many valid reasons why a couple may want to draw up and sign a postnuptial agreement.
Posted in Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements | Tagged DuPage County prenuptial and postnuptial agreement attorneys marital wrongdoing marriage and finances postnuptial agreements Spousal Support
There are many issues that must be figured out during a divorce, including property division, parenting time, and parental decision making responsibility. Courts prefer situations in which couples are able to work out these issues themselves instead of going through the lengthy and labor intensive litigation process.
Posted in Mediation | Tagged court ordered mediation divorce mediation divorce mediation attorney DuPage County mediation attorneys mediation
When it comes to child support, sometimes the court imposes an obligation on someone other than the parent who is paying child support. This often comes into play when child support is paid directly from the employer of the person paying child support to the parent who is receiving support. However, sometimes there are issues with the employer’s withholding of this income. Income withholding violations are serious matters that can result in a child not getting his or her needs met.
Posted in Child Support | Tagged DuPage County child support lawyers Illinois child support income withholding income withholding violations
Those of us with pets often feel like they are part of the family. Therefore, in the event of a divorce, deciding who gets to keep the pet can be a huge conflict. There are several different factors that affect a court’s decision regarding pet custody. Generally, the rule is that a pet is personal property like any other property. However, sometimes the court is willing to see a pet as unique.
Posted in Family Law | Tagged divide personal property divorce property division DuPage County property division attorneys Illinois divorce pet custody property division
At the start of 2016, Illinois implemented several changes to its family law. Specifically, changes were made to Illinois divorce law.
Posted in Family Law | Tagged decision making DuPage County divorce attorneys Illinois child visitation Illinois divorce law Illinois family law changes
The Illinois Custody Relinquishment Prevention Act went into effect in 2015 to help curb a problem that many families were facing. The issue was called “custody for care”—families who needed intensive mental health support for their children would feel forced into giving up custody to the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).
Posted in Child Custody | Tagged child custody DuPage County DCFS defense attorneys Illinois Custody Relinquishment Prevention Act parental rights