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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Settle Divorce

Heard Will Donate $7 Million Dollar Settlement to Charity Even celebrities cannot escape the downfall of divorce.  Furthermore, most recently, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have settled their divorce for more than $7 million.  Sadly, the large settlement of the divorce comes after Heard accused Depp of domestic violence allegations which in turn won her the more favorable settlement amount.  Following the settlement news of the former couple’s divorce, they released the following joint statement:“Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love,” Heard and Depp stated.  Heard is now dedicating both...

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Divorce and Parenting Plans

Navigating the divorce process Navigating through a divorce proceeding can be an emotionally draining and complex experience so it helps to be prepared.  Furthermore, in Illinois, there are different guidelines that must be followed during a divorce proceeding involving parenting plans to ensure it runs as smoothly and timely as possible. Likewise, all parents have 120 days to file a proposed parenting plan after service or filing of any petition for allocation of parental responsibilities, either jointly or separately, unless good cause. Therefore, it is a good idea to get professional help from a licensed Illinois divorce attorney who...

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Divorce and Child Support 

​Understanding Child Support During a Divorce During a divorce in Illinois, allocating child support can be a complex process without the help of a licensed divorce attorney.  Therefore, early planning and help throughout the divorce proceeding can be highly beneficial.  In the state of Illinois, during a proceeding for dissolution of marriage, legal separation, or a declaration of invalidity of marriage, the following child support rules apply based on the number of children and the supporting party’s net income: ​​Payments:Child 1                         20%Child 2                         28%Child 3                         32%Child 4                         40%Child 5                         45%Child 6 or more        50% *Net income is the total...

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