Family law encompasses many different legal issues and questions that affect families and their relationships to one another. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA), provides the controlling law for many family law cases, including divorce, spousal maintenance, child custody, and child support. Yet other Illinois laws can also be applicable to different kinds of family law matters in and around Lincolnshire, including issues pertaining to domestic violence, or establishing paternity. Our experienced Lincolnshire family law lawyers have extensive experience handling family law cases in Illinois, and we can speak with you today about your circumstances.
The dedicated Lincolnshire family law attorneys at Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group represent clients in a range of legal issues, including but not limited to the following:
Illinois is a no-fault divorce state, which means that there is no need to prove fault in order to get a divorce. In fact, the party filing a petition for divorce or responding to divorce papers need to raise matters of fault at all. Instead, the spouse who files for divorce only must allege that irreconcilable differences exist in the marriage and that there is no chance that they can reconcile.
How does the court make this determination for a no-fault divorce? As soon as the spouses have lived separate and apart for at least six months, the IMDMA clarifies that there is an irrebuttable presumption that the alleged irreconcilable differences exist.
Matters involving minor children are common in family law cases, including child custody and child support. In child support cases, Illinois courts do not award child custody but rather allocate parental responsibilities based on what is in the best interests of the child. Parental responsibilities include significant decision-making responsibilities and parenting time.
Child support in Illinois is calculated based on an income shares model, which means that the court will determine the total child support obligation based on both parents’ incomes and then will apportion the total support obligation to the parents based on their individual incomes and amount of parenting time, among other factors.
Whether you have questions about a specific family law issue or need representation in your family law case, an experienced Lincolnshire family law attorney at our firm can assist you. The advocates at Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group are committed to representing women in a wide range of family law cases, and we can speak with you today about your situation and legal needs. Contact Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group to learn more about how we can help you.
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