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August 2013 Archives

Rockford man seeks $30,000 in child support from deadbeat mom

Divorced mothers aren't the only ones who have trouble securing payments from their ex-spouses. A Rockford man who has custody of his 10-year-old daughter is in the midst of attempting to secure $30,000 in back child support payments from the child's mother. The man has fought the legal system for nearly three years to receive back pay from the mother to support his daughter, but the man indicates that the odds are stacked against him and that his legal team is actually offering the woman advice.

Divorcing couples could benefit from mediation

Those Illinois residents who may wish to consider the legal ramifications of marriage and divorce may be interested to learn of a recent article offering insight into the benefits of mediation. While traditional divorces tend to be emotionally confrontational and divisive affairs, the divorce mediation process seeks to allow former spouses to resolve their disputes in the most cordial manner possible.

Usher will retain custody of his children

Illinois residents who are in the midst of their own custody battles may be interested to know that the ex-wife of Usher Raymond was denied custody at an emergency hearing that she initiated after the couple's son was in a swimming pool accident. The judge determined that the incident at the pool was handled properly by Usher's aunt. The 5-year-old child is recovering at a hospital.

Important divorce preparations to make

Some Illinois residents contemplating a divorce don't know that most states require an equitable rather than equal split of assets. This requires negotiation. Although every divorce is different because of the unique circumstances of the couple, there are some things that everyone who's going through a divorce should do to prepare. This is true even if it isn't a complex divorce.

Mistakes to avoid when divorcing

As any Illinois resident who has gone through divorce likely has learned, a divorce proceeding can be overwhelming. Whether involved in a high asset divorce or a split involving a more modest marital estate, it can be easy to make bad decisions when it comes to asset division. Divorce is a complex process. A critical error at any stage may adversely a person's chances for a favorable outcome. Therefore, it is important to understand the common mistakes that are made in divorce and how to avoid them.

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