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Qualified Expenses under a 529 Account

By Laura Gottlieb, Esq. of Boyle Feinberg PC and Shannon Luschen, Law Clerk While funds from a 529 college savings plan can be used to pay for a secondary education, not all expenses qualify. Qualified educational expenses, as established by the IRS, include all such expenses related to enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational…

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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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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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Child support modification for Illinois residents

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Support on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Child support laws can be confusing, and one of the most confusing parts of the laws is what state has jurisdiction over each case. This can become very confusing if either or both parents move from the…

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Arrest of DMX highlights illegality of ignoring child support

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Support on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Illinois parents who are behind on child support may not have their alleged shortcomings publicly revealed like rapper DMX, but they still could face legal pressure to comply with court-ordered payments. Authorities recently arrested Earl Simmons, whose…

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Study looks at views on child support calculations

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Support on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Parents in Illinois who are ordered to pay child support or who are recipients of those payments often feel that the amount is unfair. In an effort to determine what child support payment structure the public thinks…

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Lawmakers reverse position on child support treaty

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Support on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Illinois residents may have read recent reports concerning the U.S. participation in an international child support treaty that had been jeopardized by fears that it could lead to American courts being influenced by Islamic law. Idaho lawmakers…

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What are the requirements for prenuptial agreements in Illinois?

On behalf of Janet Boyle of BOYLE FEINBERG, P.C. posted in Child Support on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Illinois couples may be interested in some information about what prenuptial agreements are and the state requirements surrounding these contracts. Failure to adhere to these requirements could make the agreement invalid. Before an Illinois couple gets married,…

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The scope of child support

Illinois parents who are divorced or separated are still expected to provide for their children’s needs. In many cases, this financial support is paid as a result of a child support order being issued by a court having jurisdiction. Child support covers the noncustodial parent’s share of many different expenses related to the care of…

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Child support guidelines in Illinois

While child support is meant to benefit a minor until reaching the age of 18, parents are often the ones most involved in concerns about the details. A child’s legal right to support from both parents exists, and support is typically expected to be paid by a non-custodial parent. The amount of support required is…

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Annual child support collections in Illinois pass $1.4B

According to a report from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, collections of payments on child support for the 2014 fiscal year have exceeded $1.4 billion. Collections of child support within the state have exceeded more than $1 billion for 10 straight years, but this represents the first time that more than $1.4…

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Senate considering broad child support bill measures

A bill under consideration by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee may affect how Illinois tackles issues related to child support. The Supporting At-Risk Children Act of 2013 is a broad bill that includes provisions from an act introduced in March aimed at bolstering child support obligation enforcement methods. Iowa’s Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Robert…

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