It recently became public that the 12-year marriage between two people who are giants in the commercial real estate market in another state legally ended.
In Illinois, courts are required to divide up a couple's marital property in the event of a divorce or separation. Basically, marital property is just about any asset, or debt, that either party either owns or owes.
If you are paying child support to your former partner, this is likely to be a significant strain on your finances. If your ex-spouse does not work, you may feel frustrated by what you might consider as a lack of effort on their part. It's likely that you will wonder about the options available to you regarding modifying the child support order.
While figuring out child support is never an easy task, it is relatively simple when both parents work a traditional job and earn a paycheck. Especially if their paychecks are predictable, calculating child support is a matter of applying the Illinois Child Support Guidelines to each parent's salary.