Does Child Support Cover School Fees?
By Joshua Stern, Divorce and Family Law Attorney With back-to-school season in full swing, I’ve had many parents asking if child support can cover school fees. While it technically can cover school fees, this is typically not the best use of child support money—and here’s why. What does child support…Read More
Understanding the Difference Between a Guardian Ad Litem and Child Representative
By Amy Silberstein, Divorce and Family Law Attorney When dissolving a marriage between a couple who has children, it is critically important to make all decisions with the child or children’s best interests in mind. At Stern Perkoski Mendez, we often work with a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) or Child…Read More
Co-Parenting During COVID-19
By Amy Silberstein, Divorce and Family Law Attorney The below article was published in the Illinois State Bar Association’s Section on Child Law Newsletter, January 2021 Co-parenting a child between two divorced, divorcing, or never married parents can be a challenge in “normal” times. While we have all learned many…Read More
College (and Post-High School Education) Expenses: When Should I File for Contribution?
By Amy Silberstein Pursuant to Section 513 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (“IMDMA”), a court may “award sums of money out of the property and income of either or both parties or the estate of a deceased parent, as equity may require, for the educational expenses…Read More
Do Children Have A Say In Parenting Schedules?
By Evan Compton Parents want their children to feel empowered to make decisions and to feel autonomous in their lives. So when two parents are divorcing, it should be a no-brainer that the child should have a say in who they spend more time with, right? Well, the answer to…Read More