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Is a “Likelihood of Divorce” Really Inherited?
Posted July 17, 2019

Is a “Likelihood of Divorce” Really Inherited? By: M. Scott Gordon   Over the decades, numerous researchers have considered the effects of divorce on adult children. More specifically, studies have asked the question: Do children with divorced parents have a higher likelihood of getting divorced themselves later in life? The notion that a person’s likelihood […]

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I’m Currently Paying Child Support – But Now I’m Hospitalized and Unable to Pay
Posted July 10, 2019

I’m Currently Paying Child Support – But Now I’m Hospitalized and Unable to Pay By: M. Scott Gordon As anyone who recently went through a divorce with minor children knows, child support laws in Illinois have changed to reflect the “income shares” model in which both parents are responsible for providing support for the children. […]

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Can the Economy Affect Divorce Rates?
Posted July 02, 2019

Can the Economy Affect Divorce Rates? By: M. Scott Gordon Many studies have analyzed ways in which financial problems contribute to divorce. In most of those analyses, researchers determined that financial struggles can affect the stability of a marriage and, ultimately, may be one of the leading factors in the parties’ ultimate decision to file […]

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Three Common Mistakes Parents Make Before a Custody Battle
Posted June 19, 2019

Three Common Mistakes Parents Make Before a Custody Battle By: M. Scott Gordon If you are considering divorce in the Chicago area and have minor children from your marriage, you should be prepared for the complicated—and potentially contentious—child custody process. Under Illinois law, child custody is discussed in terms of “parental responsibilities” and “parenting time.” […]

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