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Uncertainty Causes Slowing of Commercial Real Estate Market

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Because of concerns about overbuilding in big cities such as Chicago and New York, the commercial real estate market has slowed. The slowdown isn't completely unexpected as it comes after six consecutive years of booming growth. Some investors in real estate are also concerned that the tax cuts that … [read more]

The Emergence of Deadbeat Moms

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Although deadbeat dads get a bad wrap, many moms fail to take care of their child support obligations when fathers are awarded custody. Deadbeat moms who do not fulfill their obligations are subject to the same penalties as fathers who do not pay child support. Statistics on Deadbeat Moms Deadbeat … [read more]

Important Information About Short Sales in Chicago

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When a homeowner owes more on their home than its market value and they are struggling to keep up with payments, a lender may allow a "short sale" of the home. In a short sale, the lender is willing to accept less than the full amount remaining on the mortgage. This method of getting out from under … [read more]

Collecting Child Support from Deadbeat Parents

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Enforcing child support orders is crucial to providing for the health and well-being of a child following a divorce. Parents who shirk their responsibility to pay child support create considerable burdens on the primary parent. Across the country, it is estimated that approximately 37.5 million … [read more]

Do Unwed Fathers Have Paternal Rights in Illinois?

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In Illinois, unwed fathers seeking paternal rights must first establish legal paternity. A child support attorney Chicago who knows state laws can address concerns about paternity, visitation, custody, and child support. Paternal Rights in Illinois Unwed fathers who want paternal rights in … [read more]

Effect of Facebook and Other Online Posts on Child Custody Disputes

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Facebook posts, pictures, and other items shared on other social media platforms (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn) can be used against parents in divorce and child custody disputes. Technology’s relentless push has improved the lives of millions of people. The Internet has enabled … [read more]

Income Changes May Affect Child Support

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When parental income is either significantly reduced or increased it could affect the amount of child support required to be paid in Illinois. Child support laws and guidelines can be complicated, and recent modifications to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) effective … [read more]

Understanding the New Law on Divorce Attorney Fees

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According to the Illinois Department of Publish Health, there were 29,331 divorces and annulments in the state of Illinois during 2013. Although this appears to be a downward trend, the stress of a divorce takes a toll on both parties. Once the final ruling is handed down, there is a sense of relief … [read more]

Income Shares Legislation’s Impact on Parents

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New legislation related to child support will completely change the manner in which child support is calculated in Illinois. (Article continues below Infographic) New Law Public Act 99-764 was signed into law by Governor Rauner in August 2016. The law is set to go into on July 1, 2017. The new … [read more]

Chicago’s New “Income Shares” Approach To Child Support For 2017

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The income shares method of calculating child support is the most commonly used method in the United States. More than 38 states use this method, and Illinois will use it to replace the old percentage of obligor model on July 1, 2017. This new method calculates child support based on the gross … [read more]