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Can you go to jail for not paying child support in Ilinois?

The loss of a job, changes in family situations, purposeful action or any other number of reasons may contribute to people falling behind on their child support. Regardless of the reasons why, Illinois parents face serious consequences for child support nonpayment, including the possibility of jail time. Understanding the state’s enforcement options may help you to protect yourself if you have been ordered to pay child support.

The right lease for the right space for your small business

Finding the right type of space from which to run your company is not easy. It can be exceptionally difficult to find a good storefront or retail space in a good area, and budget concerns will certainly affect your decision as well. Once you find the right place, it can be tempting to forge ahead as quickly as possible, but there are some significant reasons why it may be smart to proceed carefully and thoughtfully.

Can you take your share of a 401k now?

As you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse work your way through your property division proceedings, one of the more complex assets you are both going to be forced to deal with is dividing up their 401k. Contributions made to an employer-sponsored 401k account during your marriage are made with your ex-spouse's income. Thus, just as their income is considered a marital asset, so too are those contributions (at least those made during your marriage). While you may be entitled to an equitable share of those contributions, you are also likely aware that there are tax penalties that are assessed if you withdraw funds from a 401k too early. 

How do courts enforce alimony payments?

When the Illinois courts make support orders, they do not do so lightly. For this reason, when a party to divorce fails to uphold his or her end of a financial agreement, the courts may take additional measures to enforce payments. If your spouse has stopped the making payments he or she agreed to at the time of your separation, it may be time for you to take additional measures. Dummies explores a few steps you can take to encourage your ex to start making payments once more.

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