Pre-marital agreements (formerly called “pre-nuptial” agreements) are contracts that parties enter into upon marriage which dictate how they would like to divide their assets should they decide to dissolve their marriage. When parties decide to obtain a dissolution of their marriage and they have a pre-marital agreement, they often wonder how the pre-marital agreement willRead More
When your child refuses visitation time with your ex, what’s a parent to do? There are times as a child gets older that he or she no longer wants to go and spend the entire weekend with the other parent. Kids have things to do, and they don’t want to give up their entire weekend.Read More
Adding to last weeks blog, we continue to discuss the income that is considered when calculating child support. What about if you have a capital account where your employer distributes shares of your company’s performance to you as a benefit of your employment?. In In re Marriage of Winne, 239 Ill.App.3d 273, 606 N.E.2d 777,Read More
Illinois Law (Section 504) provides that a party to a divorce or legal separation may be awarded maintenance (formerly known as alimony) after the Court considers all of the relevant factors of the case. In deciding whether to award a party maintenance from their spouse, the Court will consider the needs of each party, the incomes of eachRead More
When it comes to issues of maintenance, claiming dependent exemptions, and allocating deductions, there are important tax considerations. Understanding the tax ramifications of each issue is often critical in ensuring compliance with the Internal Revenue Service Code and avoiding significant penalties. With tax season upon us, the follow is a brief overview of basic taxRead More
It is surprising to many parties that they can be ordered to contribute to their children’s college tuition and expenses upon a divorce, or a parentage order goes into effect, when there isn’t a legal requirement to contribute to same otherwise. However, whether or not parties will be contributing to their children’s college educationRead More
My Divorce Judgment Allowed My Ex-Wife To Stay In Our Marital Home For Three Years, And Then Refinance It. Now She Says Her Credit Won’t Allow Her To Refinance And She Is Refusing To Put The Property Up For Sale. What Can I Do?
It’s important that your settlement agreements provide for scenarios such as these. If someone is ordered to do something, and they do not do it, then enforcement procedures will be necessary. A good draft of your settlement would allow for a series of events to occur however, without having to go back to court. InRead More