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INCOME SHARES MODEL | 07.01.2017

As of July 1st, Illinois has experienced a significant change by implementing the income shares model for determining child support. The methodology, used by 39 other states, increases the perception of fairness and equity in child support while acknowledging both parent’ contributions to the support obligation. 
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RELOCATION

Previously, the Act required custodial parents to obtain court permission to move outside of Illinois. Now however, depending on the amount of time allocated, when one parent wishes to relocate with a child, there are additional and revised procedures which govern the proposed relocation.
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PARENTING - FORMERLY CHILD CUSTODY

The commonly known words “custody” and “visitation” have been replaced with the terms “parental responsibility” and “allocation of parental responsibility,” respectively. There is nothing more valuable to come out of a relationship than children. Custody disputes, whether as part of a divorce or a parentage action, can be overwhelming to both parents and children.
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ILLINOIS PARENTAGE ACT OF 2015

The new Illinois Parentage Act of 2015 became effective on January 1, 2016. This new Act entirely repeals the former Illinois Parentage Act of 2015 although many aspects of the new law are consistent with the former. Some major changes are as follows:...
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ILLINOIS TRIAL COURT DIVORCE DIGEST FOR SUCCESS IN CUSTODY CASE

Daniel Gold-Kessler and Marvin A. Mendez Featured in Follow-Up Article for Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest for Success in Custody Case. The September 2016 edition of the Illinois Trial Court Divorce Digest featured Dussias Skallas Wittenberg attorneys Daniel Gold-Kessler and Marvin A. Mendez.
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EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES | POST HIGH SCHOOL

Post-high school educational expenses have been limited since the revised Act has taken effect. This has been done to ensure more consistency and fairness with such awards/allocations.
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