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Category: Family/Matrimonial Law

Illinois Family Law: Best Interest of the Child Factors for the Allocation of Parental Responsibilities

Everyone involved in a family law proceeding involving children has heard of the the “best interest of the child” test.  So what factors do Illinois courts consider for custody (errrr, I mean the “allocation of parental responsibilities”)? (1) the wishes …

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Ask Cari: If a Parent Receives Money as a “Gift”, Does it Count as Income for Child Support Purposes?

Dear Cari,  My parents give me money each month as I’m still a college student.  Will this count as my “income” for child support purposes?  I live in Urbana, Illinois.  Thanks,  Todd  Dear Todd, Yes, the courts have the ability …

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