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Child Custody Arrangements Versus Child Support

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Child Custody Arrangements Versus Child Support

While child custody arrangements and child support impact one another, legally, they are separate concepts.  A parent still has visitation rights even if child support is delayed or has not been paid. This is an obligation that should still be followed by the residential parent, despite the frustration they may experience from a lack of financial support.

Per Section 505 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, the residential parent is typically entitled to child support from the non-custodial parent.  A common misconception is that child support does not apply in joint custody scenarios.  Joint custody is a legal principle and does not impact whether there is a designated residential parent, who would most likely receive child support.  Child support is calculated according to percentage guidelines as set forth by statute. read more

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How to Locate Top Divorce Attorneys in Chicago

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Locating Top Divorce Attorneys in Chicago

If you are reading this, chances are you are experiencing lots of turmoil in your personal life and are desperate to seek answers. Going through a divorce, seeking child custody arrangements or needing a child support attorney is typically not a pleasant experience.  Finding the top divorce attorneys in Chicago is perhaps one of the most important decisions you will make in your life and should not be taken lightly.

This blog post is here to advise (but not provide free legal advice, more on that topic later!) people on what steps to take, and make recommendations on how to seamlessly ask the right questions during your quest to find prospective Chicago family law firms. One caveat before we continue, we stress divorce attorneys in CHICAGO, because every state has different jurisdiction. We, The Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C., are a group of Chicago divorce lawyers, so we can only properly provide facts on Illinois law. read more

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