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Determining child support when both parents share custody

Divorced parents in Illinois may be required to pay child support based on how much time that they spend with their children. In some instances, those who have joint custody of their children will not be required to pay child support at all. However, it is possible for a judge to take a traditional support order and cut it in half when both parents contribute to the child's upbringing.

Financial situations divorcing women do not expect

When people dissolve their marriage in Illinois, they have certain expectations as to how their lives will change once the judge issues a divorce decree. Women tend to focus on issues related to child custody and parenting time. For this reason, they are more likely to run into unpleasant financial surprises after the divorce is finalized.

Women, divorce and finances

Women in Illinois who get a divorce are likely to experience unexpected and unpleasant financial issues. In one survey that was conducted, 46 percent of women who had gone through a divorce stated that the process had resulted in financial surprises.

The biggest reason couples get divorced

With almost half of all marriages in the United States ending in divorce over the past few decades, it should come as no surprise that divorce has become a very prevalent part of American culture. What the citizens of Illinois may find surprising to learn, however, is that regardless of the reason behind the dissolution of the marriage, the common theme that seems to underlie most divorces tends to be money problems.

Don't forget your estate during the divorce

While estate planning might not be at the top of the list of things to do during a divorce for Illinois residents, it should not be forgotten because it can have powerful consequences in both the short and long term. There are some modifications that should be done during divorce, while others need to be made when the divorce is final.

Dispute resolution methods for people getting a divorce

When two people choose to dissolve their marriage in Illinois, they will have to reach mutual decisions about property division and sometimes child custody and support. Amicable parties might come to terms quickly and settle their divorce by filing court paperwork themselves, but disagreements frequently arise. To resolve disputes, people have the options of mediation, arbitration and negotiated settlements that might include a judge making the final decisions.

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