Child support is often a major part of a divorced parent's income. Although losing the second salary in the home after divorce might make it challenging to juggle all of the expenses a couple was able to manage, child support helps ensure the children have what they need. The amount of child support that is awarded to a parent varies by location. Custodial parents in Illinois may have to budget more income for their children's expenses than those in Nevada or Washington.
The already complex process of divorce can be further complicated for people in Illinois if one of them loses a job. This can have implications for child and spousal support payments whether it is the lower- or the higher-earning spouse who loses a job.
Separating from a spouse may be a stressful process, but it does open up numerous opportunities for you. You no longer have to worry about living in the same house as your ex or organizing your entire schedule around them. You can get a new job that they may have held you back from acquiring in the first place. You don’t even have to live in the same state as them anymore if you want.
For many Illinois families, divorce brings about a wide range of changes, including emotional, social and behavioral changes. However, one change that might not be so obvious during the process, is how divorce will affect the children's higher education plans. A study has found that for white children in particular, divorce is factor in whether they attend college or not.