In a recent Illinois child support modification case, the Illinois Appellate Court reviewed a trial court decision where a father’s income increase from $138,000 a year to $2.2 million a year was found to be “no substantial change in circumstance”. After review, the Appellate Court reversed the trial court decision. In this case, the
The legal term “best interests” is a concept that comes up in almost all child-related areas of family law. When making essentially any decision on behalf of a child, the court is going to look at what is best for that child and allow that to guide their rulings. Some issues, like the idea that
Maintenance, formerly known as alimony, is a relief granted to a party in a dissolution of marriage case that equitably restores to the party a standard of living to which they became acclimated during the marriage. For spouses going through a divorce in Illinois, questions arise around including maintenance in a divorce settlement. Nothing requires
Visitation interference occurs when the custodial parent in some way interferes with your ability to spend parenting time with your child or visit with them. In Illinois, a parent has a couple of options when the other parent interferes with their parenting time. You may proceed with a criminal prosecution or file a motion in
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