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High School Graduation? Time to Modify Your Support Order

With high school graduations come the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. The same goes for child support orders.

In most states, a child support order ends when a child graduates or turns 18.

But in Illinois, the rules are slightly different.

After Divorce, Who Makes Decisions for the Child?

Internet dating is leading to quite a rise in child custody battles between parents in very different places. For couples calling it quits in the United States, it brings to mind the question of which parent gets a say in how to raise the child, including schooling and religion.

So when a couple that met on OKCupid yanks out the arrow and divorces, who makes decisions for the child? Contrary to popular belief, it's not just whomever has physical custody.