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High asset divorce and custody issues

If you have a high net worth, different concerns may be on your mind when it comes to the end of marriage, such as court decisions involving the division of marital property and the amount of money you may have to pay in spousal support or child support. However, those which relate to the custody of your children can be particularly difficult for you and your kids. Working through a high asset divorce can be challenging from a financial standpoint, but you should make sure to focus on custody matters and the best interests of your child.

How can you see if your spouse is hiding money?

Couples in Illinois who are going through a high-asset divorce have a lot to consider. Each side needs to dig a little deeper sometimes to uncover assets the other one may be hiding. One way some wealthy individuals attempt to keep money from their spouses is through an offshore account. While keeping money in a different country is not illegal, keeping it secret and not paying taxes on the income earned definitely is illegal. Knowing how to find out if your partner has an offshore account has become easier thanks to new tax laws.

When are child support orders eligible for review?

As a non-custodial parent, all sorts of challenges may be on your plate. Family law issues of all kinds can be difficult to work through, but those involving a child are often especially tough. In addition to the emotional aspects of family law matters involving children, financial matters may arise as well. For example, you might be having a hard time paying child support each month and are wondering whether or not your child support order is eligible for review. It is essential to find answers to any of your family law questions and avoid falling behind on your child support, which can bring all sorts of serious consequences.

When an auto accident leads to divorce

Auto accidents sometimes result in debilitating injuries and even the loss of life. However, some of the other consequences of a crash should not be overlooked, such as the potential strain that these accidents can bring to a relationship. After a wreck, a person's life may change in all sorts of ways, whether they become immobilized, experience financial issues due to being unable to work, or suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or emotional challenges such as depression. Sadly, these can all create problems within a relationship as well.

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