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September 2013 Archives

Charlie Sheen's child support payments cut in half


Children are often one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. Illinoisans struggle over who will get the kids and how much child support the non-custodial parent should pay. Seldom, however, do those issues result in neither parent having child custody, yet one parent continuing to pay the other parent child support.

Is the latest family-law issue fertility?


Divorce triggers many family law issues for married couples in Illinois, such as alimony, child custody, child support and property division. Each of these issues highlights a theme, which is that divorce issues often boil down to money, children or both. Added to those issues might be a new one that melds money and children, which is fertility treatment.

Feisty McCourt divorce in the news again


Cubs and White Sox fans probably recall the two-billion dollar sale of the Dodgers. That sale shattered records. In fact, no other baseball team has ever managed to fetch a billion dollars. But, while many Illinois residents likely recall the sale, they may not have been keeping tabs on the family drama that played a key role in bringing the sale about.

Social media can be a land mine for Illinoisans in a divorce


In Illinois and elsewhere, social media has become a prominent way to interact with others. People use social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and others to tell people what they are up to and to share their tragedies and triumphs. That sharing, however, may leave them vulnerable during a divorce.