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April 2012 Archives

Man jailed for failure to pay support for child that wasn't his

Parents in Rockford who are currently paying child support may be interested in a news story concerning a man who was jailed over past due payments for a child who wasn't even his. The man is married with two children, but he briefly saw another woman during a separation from his wife in 2006. The other woman claimed to be carrying the man's child, and although he denied paternity, he was eventually jailed for not paying over $50,000 in child support.

Why do once happy Illinois couples sometimes divorce?

If you're happy and you know it, could there still be a divorce in your future? Unfortunately, for some Illinois couples, the answer may be yes. A recent study examined the relationships of couples who described themselves as happy after four years of marriage. Some 136 couples who initially said they were very satisfied with their marriages were tracked over the ensuing 10 years. The idea behind the study was that if we can understand what factors ultimately spelled divorce for couples who were at first content with one another, perhaps danger signs could be noticed earlier, resulting in saved marriages.

Adoption in Illinois: what tax credits are available for parents?

Although there are many benefits to adoption, this year adoptive parents in Illinois could see a sizable tax credit in the form of a check from the IRS. Adoptive families may receive a credit of more than $13,000 as a result of the Affordable Care Act. If a family has successfully adopted within the past six years, the adoptive parents could potentially claim up to $13,360 for each child.

Keeping lines of communication open during and after a divorce

Rockford residents who are going through a divorce often cite communication failures as a major reason for the separation. Indeed, communication skills are an integral part of everyday life. But frustration can mount when communication between spouses is lacking, or when one person monopolizes the conversation. Readers throughout Illinois will be interested to hear that communication failure is reportedly the top reason for divorce in America.

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