Frequently Asked Questions
Family Law Questions
How is the amount of child support determined in Illinois?
By statute, Illinois law requires that the non-residential custodian pay a certain percentage of his or her net income for child support. There are a number of factors that go into determining the exact amount of support paid by the non-custodial parent.
Can a child decide with which parent they want to live ?
A child’s wishes can be a factor when determining the custody of the child.
Can my spouse and I retain the same attorney for our divorce?
For ethical reasons which all attorneys are bound, it is a conflict of interest for one attorney to represent both parties in a dissolution proceeding.
What are the grounds to get a divorce?
There are many grounds for a dissolution of marriage including, but not limited to, irreconcilable differences, mental cruelty, and physical cruelty.
What is Joint Custody? Does it mean equal time for both parents?
Joint Custody is a commonly misconstrued concept. The common types of custodial arrangements include sole custody, joint custody, and split custody. Joint custody involves an agreement between parents as to how they intend to raise their children while living separate and apart and provides the non-residential parent with certain rights and decision making powers not provided in a sole custodial situation.