If you are facing a divorce, you are facing considerable concerns about both your parental and financial rights, and having professional legal counsel on your side is always well advised. Because the matters riding on your divorce are critical, working closely with an experienced Rolling Meadows divorce lawyer is the best place to start.
Child custody in Illinois is addressed in terms of both parental responsibilities and parenting time, which are the terms respectively used for legal and physical custody.
Your parental responsibilities refer to your decision-making authority in relation to raising your children, and the kinds of decisions involved include those related to the following:
Parenting time, on the other hand, sets the schedule that determines when the children will be with you and when they will be with their other parent. While the scheduling details can vary considerably, all parenting time schedules fall into one of the following two categories:
The State of Illinois employs child support to ensure that both parents continue to provide financial support for their children. Child support takes a wide range of financial factors into consideration, but the primary factors that tend to determine which parent has the child support obligation include the following two:
During the course of your marriage, you and your spouse acquired assets and accumulated savings that amount to your marital property. The only exceptions to this rule are gifts and inheritances that either of you received in your name alone. In Illinois, marital assets – or their value – must be divided between both spouses in a manner that is considered fair (or equitable) given the relevant circumstances. Some of the primary factors that guide this equitable division include:
One of you may be awarded alimony if the recipient experiences a divorce-related financial downturn and the payor has the financial ability to help offset it.
The trusted Rolling Meadows divorce lawyers at SLG Family Law understand the significance of your divorce terms in relation to your future and are well prepared to skillfully advocate for both your financial and parental rights. We are on your side and well-positioned to help, so please do not wait to contact us for more information today.
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