Divorces and determining child support can be confusing for many parents. A new child support law is on the horizon in Illinois and will certainly lead to more questions about calculations and obligations. While the law does not go into effect until July 2017, it is important for divorced parents to understand how the law will affect them.
Ask any attorney about family law in the state of Illinois and they will tell you that it's not only long but complicated as well. It's been a source of contention for couples for decades, causing them further frustration beyond what divorce normally brings.
In Illinois, when an adult is found by a court to be incompetent to manage his or her own affairs, a legal guardian is appointed to do so. The person who has been declared incompetent is referred to as a "ward," and the guardian's legal duty is to act in the ward's best interest. So what should happen when a guardian determines it would be in the ward's best interest to get a divorce? Would a guardian have the right to file for divorce on behalf of the ward?