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In re Marriage of Allen Blog Post

Keith and Debra Allen had lived together for 13 years prior to getting marriage. They had been married for less than 7 months when they filed for divorce. Before their case went to trial, Debra sought leave to amend her Petition with common law claims based on their 13 pre-marital years of cohabitation. The primary…

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More states encourage shared parenting

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Friday, September 9, 2016. Illinois parents who are ending their marriages may want to learn more about seeking joint physical custody. There are a handful of states that have adopted legislation dealing with child custody reform, and several other states are…

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Family court preferences in child custody cases

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. When Illinois parents are unable to reach agreements regarding child custody disputes, they may decide to litigate their issues in family court. In making a decision about who to award primary physical custody, a family law judge…

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The impact of child support on parental credit

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Support on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Child support is a huge issue throughout the nation. Illinois parents who depend on child support to make ends meet can face serious financial consequences when the obligor forgets or refuses to pay. In some cases, an…

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Guidelines for working with children in divorce

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Illinois parents who are getting a divorce should make the effort to put their children first. They should try to be amicable and avoid using the child against the other spouse. If possible, parents should try to…

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Why putting off divorce is not always a good idea

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Thursday, April 7, 2016. When Illinois residents contemplate ending their marriages, it is not uncommon for them to take significant amounts of time before they actually file their petitions. In some cases, people who spend time thinking about divorcing are able…

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Illinois divorcees may benefit from clear parenting plans

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Illinois couples who get divorced and who have young children need to take their parenting plans into careful consideration first. Even when these plans fail to work as originally intended, they may be useful fall-back documents that…

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Determining how to handle a divorce in Illinois

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Divorce Mediation on Friday, March 11, 2016. Illinois residents who are contemplating a divorce have a few options for how to handle it. When a couple cannot agree on certain issues, like custody or asset division, the divorce will need to be litigated in…

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How child support is taxed

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Support on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Parents in Illinois and throughout the country do not always receive the total amount of child support that they are supposed to. In 2013, $32.9 billion was owed around the U.S., but only $22.5 billion was paid,…

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Child support agreements and custodial parents

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Support on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Parents facing divorce in Illinois should be aware of the issue of child support. Raising children can be expensive. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion states it can cost up…

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Child support rights for fathers

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Support on Thursday, January 28, 2016. After divorce, a custodial parent in Illinois may find that child support can be a sticky issue. The idea of mothers having primary custody and being entitled to child support is more familiar, but in a modern…

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