Under the ‘Income Share Model’ the court takes into consideration the gross annual incomes of both parents. If a parent has been granted 146 overnights with your children, the amount of child support will be reduced. Under the income share model, parenting time is distributed equally and will have an impact on the amount of child support that is paid. To get exact information on the legal issue of child support in the State of Illinois, you can contact McAuley Family Law.

The court in Illinois considers many factors while dealing with the division of marital property between the two spouses, especially if there has been no prior verbal or written agreement between the two parties in the court. There are instances where the court has awarded more marital property to one spouse over the other.

‘Irreconcilable differences’ is one of the most common grounds for getting a divorce in Illinois. Once a divorce has been filed due to irreconcilable differences (or some other reason) by one spouse, the other spouse cannot do anything to prevent the divorce from moving forward. Under the Dissolution of Marriage act, all divorces within the State of Illinois are treated as ‘no-fault’ meaning neither of the spouses can be punished financially for the failure of their marriage. You can find out more about the various laws governing the sanctity of marriage in the State of Illinois by contacting McAuley Family Law.

The duration of the dissolution of marriage will depend mainly on factors ranging from the level of co-operation from both parties. If both parties are willing to come to a solution that keeps their best interests in mind, then a divorce procedure should not take very long.

In cases of divorce, assuming one of the parents is responsible for paying support, you will have the option of withholding the wage for the support, which can also include a penalty for not paying. This can be achieved by the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services, or by contacting McAuley Family Law.

Illinois has eliminated the use of the word ‘custody’ and has replaced by the term ‘Allocation of parental responsibility’ but the substance remains the same. In the State of Illinois, ‘Legal Custody’ means having the right to make parenting decisions, regarding the education and medical care of your child after a divorce. Legal custody in Illinois can also mean sole or joint custody. In the case of sole custody, you will have the right to make important decisions on behalf of your child until they turn the legal age of 18. In the circumstance of joint custody, all decisions that involve your children must be shared according to the court.

Under the law signed on November 2013, which went effect the next year, the State of Illinois recognizes same sex marriages.

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