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Unmarried separations and paternity in Illinois

The end of any relationship is a difficult time. In cases where the couple wasn't married, that process can be simpler than in cases where parents get divorced.

Unfortunately, if you didn't get married and had children together, that can make the separation more complicated. Both parents may want full or partial custody, or one parent may want visitation.

To ensure everything works out in a legal and appropriate manner, you need to establish paternity of your child as early as possible. Ideally, you went through the process of establishing paternity when your children were born.

3 times to consider modifying child custody arrangements

There are times when you or your ex may want to discuss changing your child custody arrangements. In many cases, the reason to do this is because there is a major life change occurring. For example, maybe you have a new job offer in another state, so you want to adjust your visitation and custody schedule. Here are four times when you may want to go to court to modify your custody arrangements.

Illinois child support: Common questions

For parents in Illinois and elsewhere, figuring out how to financially support children after divorce or separation can be a challenging and confusing thing. Thankfully, the state has very specific guidelines when it comes to child support to make it a little easier. If you are one of the many parents dealing with child support issues, this column will work to address some of the common questions asked about this topic.

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