Articles From Margaret A. Bennett

The Illinois Child Support Guidelines Quadrennial Review Report and the Updated Child Support Guidelines By Margaret A. Bennett & Nancy Chausow Shafer Family Law, March 2023 A summary of the Illinois Child Support Advisory Committee's review of child support guidelines.
Child Support Guidelines and Shared Care Parenting Formulas By Margaret A. Bennett & Nancy Chausow Shafer Family Law, April 2021 A look at the income shares model for determining child support, which is now used in 40 states including Illinois.
Serving the Best Interests of a Child With Significant Developmental Delays By Margaret A. Bennett Family Law, May 2020 When representing the parent of a child with developmental delays, it is essential to consider the additional and complex issues that should be addressed as consideration in a memorandum of understanding, GAL report, allocation judgment, or marital settlement agreement.
The new maintenance formula and other modifications to section 504 By Margaret A. Bennett Family Law, November 2018 An outline of recent modifications made to 750 ILCS 5/504 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
Summary of Senate Bill 69— The technical corrections to the income share child support legislation By Margaret A. Bennett Family Law, March 2017 An overview of the changes outlined in this legislation, which is currently making its way through the Illinois General Assembly.
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The legal and ethical conundrum of child support in multi-partnered families By Hon. Pamela E. Loza & Margaret A. Bennett Family Law, January 2015 Child support obligations are a reality in that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce; two-thirds of women and three-fourths of men remarry; and many start second families. Applying guidelines to calculate child support obligations in these scenarios presents complex challenges.
House Bill 6191—The Illinois Parentage Act By Margaret A. Bennett Family Law, December 2012 Author Margaret Bennett, one of the co-drafters of the proposed legislation, summarizes the bill and offers some history as to why it's needed.

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