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June 2018 Archives

Long-term view vital for effective money decisions during divorce

Unfortunately, people often make mistakes when negotiating their divorce settlements. Advice about post-divorce finances could help spouses in Illinois avoid money problems after the end of a marriage. People should focus on the future and the possibility of unforeseen life changes.

How child support relates to social services

Many Illinois single parents are struggling to get by and support their children, especially if they are making their own way without child support from the other parent. In some cases, they may apply for public assistance, especially if they are facing poverty. This can be especially likely when the other parent was previously responsible for carrying the majority of family expenses. However, when a single parent applies for government assistance and social services, one of the first inquiries he or she is likely to face from that office will be about his or her child support situation.

Less than 70 percent of child support is received by parents

Child support can help custodial parents make ends meet when they have to raise their kids alone. Despite the misconception that many single parents in Illinois live lavish lifestyles funded by their ex-spouses, the facts show the opposite. The mean amount of child support that custodial parents are court-ordered to receive is about $500 a month. More than half of the parents who are owed child support don't receive the full amount. About a quarter don't get any child support at all.

Illinois Senate votes to allow medical marijuana in school

On May 17, the Illinois Senate passed a bill that would allow sick students to use medical marijuana while attending school. The bill, which passed by a vote of 50-2, has been forwarded to Gov. Bruce Rauner for approval. It isn't yet known if he will sign it.

The benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity is an important step that all Illinois parents should take, especially if the parents are not married. Although many parents or potential parents only think about the child support aspect, there are numerous other benefits for both the child and the parents.

Drivemode reports looks at driver texting habits

According to data from Drivemode, motorists in Illinois and throughout the country are most likely to text between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. During that hour, drivers sent an average of 6.87 messages. Of 6.5 million message analyzed, 22 percent were sent between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The data was collected from 177,000 users of Drivemode's app over the course of a year.

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