When most Illinois residents think about child support, they assume the payments are made to either divorced or non-married parents. However, one woman who was recently required to pay child support is an adoptive mom. The woman made national headlines after sending her adopted son home to his birth country and asking the Russian courts to annul the adoption. The woman has since lost a battle over child support and has been required to pay a significant sum for the boy's care.
While many Illinois couples would think a frank discussion about children would come before vows, a lot of people don't truly discuss the issue until it's too late. Other times, individuals even believe the other party will change his or mind about kids after a wedding. For these reasons, many married couples find themselves at odds about children, and some of those marriages end up in divorce. With that in mind, Rockford residents may be interested in a question posed in a recent Huffington Post article: Is divorce easier for people who don't have children?
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes rocked world headlines recently when news of their split broke across mainstream media. Rockford residents are likely familiar with this power couple and have probably already heard the news about their divorce. Holmes took the first step, filing for divorce outside of the state in which they normally reside, in what many perceived was a strategic move on her part to gain legal custody of their 6-year-old daughter.
College costs can weigh on every family, but in particular, children whose parents are divorced too often endure a financial burden long after their parents have separated. In fact, a new study shows that children of divorced parents typically receive far less help with their college payments. Considering how tuition rates have skyrocketed, it is extremely important for Illinois residents who are going through a divorce to discuss the burden of college costs during the property settlement.