Every divorce in Illinois requires the court to divide marital property of the parties. In determining what you should receive in a divorce, we have to first identify all of the property owned by either spouse. After we’ve identified everything, we then must determine whether the property in question is marital or non-marital. In most […]
One of the many myths about child "custody" proceedings in Illinois is that there is a magical age at which a child gets to choose which parent to live with. This is simply false in Illinois. Although some states may have an age at which a child can inform a judge as to which parent the child wishes to live with, Illinois believes in a more comprehensive approach.
Technically speaking, these two concepts are completely unrelated. It is illegal for a custodial parent to deny or restrict visitation based on an alleged failure to pay child support, as such actions are tantamount to holding the children for ransom. On a practical level, however, it is important to scrutinize the rights and responsibilities of […]