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New Maintenance Guidelines as of January 1, 2015 – A Game Changer

Much to the frustration of those going through a divorce in Illinois, the issue of maintenance (alimony or spousal support) has been a gray-area. Unlike child support, where the statute set guidelines based on the number of children, the amount … Continue reading

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Real Estate in Divorce – The Family Home, Part 2

Part 2 of 2 For divorcing couples, the marital home is typically a highly charged emotional issue.  Where there are children, it is desirable to look for a solution that focuses on the child’s or the children’s needs and interests.   … Continue reading

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Real Estate in Divorce – The Family Home, Part 1

 Part 1 of 2 Lyn C. Conniff & Elizabeth A. Teague What will happen with the house? This question can cause a high level of anxiety, stress and, potentially, conflict during a divorce. The answer is not always clear-cut and … Continue reading

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Imputation of Income in Divorce, Part 2

Part 2 of 2 This is the second of two articles discussing the imputation of income.  In this article we will provide examples of when income may be imputed and explain the application of the discovery techniques outlined in the … Continue reading

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Imputation of Income in Divorce, Part 1

Part 1 of 2 Maintenance and child support calculations do not have to produce conflict and tension in a case.  In many instances, the parties understand the need for maintenance or child support and work together to reach a fair … Continue reading

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Setting The Right Tone In Divorce

“Setting the right tone” is a commonly overlooked element at the outset of a divorce.  Although it’s true that some divorces will ultimately become adversarial in nature because of the personalities involved or the issues, even the most amicable divorce … Continue reading

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Do New Spouses Have An Obligation To Contribute To College Expenses?

Clients often ask if their new husband’s or wife’s income will be considered when determining that parent’s contribution to his or her child’s college expenses?  After all, the new spouse is unrelated to the client’s child and has never committed … Continue reading

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Gifts And The Division Of Property

Gifts, Divorce, and The Division of Property in Illinois Our clients frequently ask us how their property will be divided in their divorce. People grow attached to certain possessions and worry that splitting with their spouse will force them to … Continue reading

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The Amicable Divorce

There is a common misconception that divorce is a nasty affair between two bitter spouses, acted out through forceful litigators and numerous trips to court. While such divorces do exist, we believe that they are in the minority. The more … Continue reading

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