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Do Unwed Fathers Have Paternal Rights in Illinois?

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. (Article continues below Infographic) ______ Paternal Rights in … [...]

Income Changes May Affect Child Support

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 … [...]

Income Shares Legislation’s Impact on Parents

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. … [...]

When Parents of an Autistic Child Divorce

For families who have children with autism, divorce can be especially difficult. In addition to the standard challenges that typically arise during a divorce, residential custody, parenting time and even child support often require special considerations. While the courts make these decisions based … [...]

How Trump’s Election Might Impact Commercial Real Estate

If Donald Trump is elected in November it may lead to higher pricing on imports and reallocating resources into less efficient areas, potentially negatively impacting the commercial real estate market and the U.S. housing market. The issue is because of the likely negative impact on the nation's GDP … [...]

Is an Illinois Land Trust a Good Title Option?

An Illinois land trust, governed by numerous Illinois statutes, offers a real estate title option that is not available to individuals in most other states. As a creation of common law, a land trust is not as prevalent today as in previous years, but it provides Illinois homeowners many real estate … [...]

Why Are U.S. Divorce Rates Dropping?

In the 1970s and 1980s, 45 percent of marriages in the United States ended in divorce, but divorce rates have been steadily declining over the last 20 years. According to current research data by U.S. economists, if divorce rates continue to decline, nearly two-thirds of marriages will never end in … [...]

What you need to know about divorce in Illinois

When couples decide to marry in the state of Illinois, divorce is likely the last thing they expect to happen. Unfortunately, however, while divorce rates throughout the nation have declined over the past few decades, the stakes still remain high. Nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, and a … [...]

Chicago Property Tax Increase Adds Up

Property taxes are scheduled to rise throughout the Chicago area in the coming year. These changes will go into effect on January 1st and both property buyers and sellers should make considerations for these increases within their sales contract. … [...]

3 ways to help your child adjust to having 2 homes

In the beginning stages of a divorce, parents in Illinois must decide how they will help their children handle the many significant life changes headed their way. An attorney is likely to tell Cook County parents going through child custody arrangements that they should work together to make the … [...]