Does Illinois Ever Require Retroactive Child Support Payments?

Let’s say John Smith and Jane Doe are dating. They break up…and then Jane realizes she’s pregnant. She gives birth, but John doesn’t believe the child is his – he wants nothing to do with Jane, or their baby. After raising the baby on her own for a year, Jane applies...

Mediation and Child Custody

If you are going through a divorce, it can be difficult just to be in the presence of your spouse – let alone to meet with them, and attempt to work out an agreement via mediation. It can be even more difficult when children are involved, especially if child custody...

What Happens to Pets After a Divorce?

Joint custody agreements aren’t just for children anymore. It is becoming more and more common for divorcing couples to seek joint custody arrangements for their pets. After all, for many married couples, their pets are part of their family. Deciding who gets a...