Illinois state family law guidelines outline several options for enforcing legal child support agreements. In the event that noncustodial parents fail to comply with the terms of their child support decree, they may face the prospect of having their driver’s license suspended, among other legal penalties.
At Johnson & Johnson, Attorneys at Law, we fully understand and appreciate that you and your fiancé want to have a solid and positive start to your marriage. One of the ways that you and your partner can help to ensure that your individual and collective needs are fully accounted for during your marriage is to establish a reasonable and fair prenuptial agreement.
As a grandparent in the state of Illinois, your relationship with your grandchildren can be seriously affected by their parents’ divorce. While state laws outline clear guidelines for determining child custody and visitation arrangements for parents, policies relating to the rights of grandparents can be vague and difficult to implement in some instances. It’s for that reason that understanding your legal protections and obligations as a grandparent seeking visitation rights is so important.
Family law guidelines are continually evolving to meet the needs of contemporary families across the state of Illinois and the entire country. State policies regarding the award of alimony in divorce, for instance, have changed significantly in a relatively short amount of time to reflect the fact that an increasing number of spouses across the country make comparable incomes. And while general guidelines do exist to determine spousal support, it is interesting to note the past and potential future of alimony.