New Illinois Child Support Laws: Know the Facts

In the last several years there have been significant changes to the Illinois divorce laws which may necessitate a review of your prior orders. Most recently, on July 1, 2017, revisions to the Illinois child support laws took effect. Prior to that date, courts typically ordered the “non-custodial” parent to pay child support to the “custodial parent” based upon a percentage of his statutory net income. For example, the statute required the non-custodial parent to …

Succession Planning: Your Child Got Married and Now You Fear for Your Business

This topic comes from a blog viewer who is facing a conundrum. The viewer’s son recently got married to his “short-time” girlfriend. The father, who is a few years away from retirement is petrified for what this means for his family business. He asks, “Is there anything I can do to make sure my business continues to support my family well after I retire?” Breathe a sigh of relief. Of course, there is! Succession planning …

Collaborative Divorce – A better way?

Life can be a rollercoaster, and unfortunately things may not always work out as planned. When we get married we never think, “I am going to get divorced one day”. However, not thinking it doesn’t mean it may not happen. People can grow apart over the years, and many times individuals stay together due to the stress involved in dismantling a marriage; children, finances, emotional tolls, etc.. What if there was a better way? Collaborative …