Creating the Parenting Time Plan Your Child Needs

There is nothing easy about developing a parenting time plan with your child’s other parent. In theory, you could each take every other week and handle the rest as you go. But life cannot be neatly divided into week-long increments. Holidays, birthdays, and other...

When You Need More Child Support Than Illinois Law Recommends

When the court is left in charge of determining child support, the judge must turn to Illinois law. Under Illinois’ current child support guidelines, if you have the majority of parenting time, you will receive a set percentage of the other parent’s net income. For...

How to Support Your Claim for Spousal Maintenance in Illinois

In most marriages, one spouse earns more than another. Unfortunately, a significant income disparity between spouses can cause extreme hardship upon divorce. For instance, if you have always earned less than your husband or wife, or if you have not worked because you...