When you file bankruptcy you’ll still be responsible for paying child support. Congress has declared child support to be a priority debt, meaning it’s too important to be “wiped out.” Though you will still be responsible for all child support debts and payments, there are ways filing bankruptcy can help. Bankruptcy Options There are two
You have the legal right to appeal the ruling of your divorce. Taking a ruling from the trial level to the appeal level is an extensive process, which usually takes over a year to accomplish. To ensure your best chance of success, educate yourself on what’s involved in the appellate court process before you appeal.
If Something Happens To Me, Who Would I Want Raising My Children? There’s little more unsettling than the thought of relatives arguing and a judge deciding who should care for your children if you and your spouse were to pass unexpectedly. Your children shouldn’t have to deal with that kind of stress on top of
There are common misconceptions about the differences between joint and sole custody, legal and physical custody, and how they intertwine. It’s important to educate yourself on some simple custody facts so you can plan an arrangement that will work best for your family post divorce. Stable custody arrangements help to ensure that the lives of
Accidents and illnesses are rarely predictable, but can leave a person at any age unable to provide for their family. An Estate Plan can safeguard your loved ones from the hardship of life without you and is the most responsible way to show you care. An Estate Plan can be very minimal in the beginning,
It can be hard for children to cope with the many effects of divorce; parents not living in the same home, budget shifts, seeing relatives less often. If children move to a new house it could also mean leaving behind neighborhood friends and maybe changing schools. Divorce is never easy but there are ways to
Ignoring the issue when facing foreclosure of your home will make matters worse. You have time to make things right before you’re required to leave. Foreclosure Details At Sherer Law Offices, we understand that life can get tough and that unforeseeable circumstances can occur. Your mortgage lender is also likely to be understanding, so it
More than 95% of divorces are settled outside of court, according to Forbes.com. Divorce settlements are best kept out of court for good reason. Marital property can be tedious to divide by law in states that require equitable distribution. Illinois happens to be one of those states. Equitable distribution claims to be equitable, or fair,
A divorce can determine by law that your ex is responsible for half of any shared credit debt. Did you know if your ex files bankruptcy, any shared debt falls solely on you to be paid? Credit companies care about one thing, and that one thing is getting their money. Debt collectors don’t care if
There are currently 38 states that calculate child support using the “income shares” formula. Nine states in the U.S. do not use the income shares formula—Illinois being one of them. Instead, Illinois uses a formula called “percentage of obligatory net income.” Since the 1980’s, the obligatory net income formula has calculated income based on the
The process of adoption can be complex and lengthy. We know you want to hold your new family member safely in your arms as soon as possible. At Sherer Law, we’ve had many years of experience helping many families navigate through the adoption process. If you are ready to adopt, we want to help you.
You may experience many emotions upon meeting with a divorce attorney. Fear, anger, hurt, anxiety or even depression, are feelings which can prevent you from thinking clearly. At Sherer Law, we understand you may be trying to deal with conflict at home, losing sleep, or struggling with other deep concerns for a variety of reasons.