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Understanding Family Law as it Pertains to Children

Going through a divorce is a stressful and overwhelming experience. When children are involved, however, the entire process may feel impossible to navigate. That’s where decision-making responsibility and parenting time agreements come into play, two relatively new concepts in Illinois … Continue reading

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Even in Divorce There’s No Escape from Taxes

It’s not just the emotional turmoil and vitriol among loved ones that makes divorce such a challenging experience for Illinois families. It’s also a massive administrative undertaking that requires two often aggressively opposing sides to somehow negotiate the dissolution of … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Aftermath of Divorce

The aftermath of divorce proceedings can be quite emotional depending on the settlement, who has primary custody of the children, and what assets have been awarded. It’s easy to lose yourself during this time, even if the divorce process worked … Continue reading

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Your Assets in a High-Net-Worth Divorce

While all divorce proceedings are inherently stressful, emotional and difficult to navigate, high-net-worth divorce cases tend to be especially challenging. In these cases any investments, properties or assets accumulated over the course of the marriage must be equitably distributed between … Continue reading

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Grandparent and Third-Party (Non-Parent) Rights to Children in Illinois

Do non-parents have standing to bring a Petition for Allocation of Parental Responsibilities in Illinois? Yes, but only in certain limited circumstances.

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Maybe It’s Time to Consider a Divorce

Marriage is seen by many as an institution that will stand the test of time. Nobody gets married with the intention to separate at some point, but years of misery and anger can make even the most optimistic newly-wed couple … Continue reading

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Developing a Parenting Plan That’s Beneficial to Your Children

Parents needing to establish a co-parenting plan during divorce mediation or litigation should really consider both the short-term and long-term ramifications of their decisions. Keep in mind that, if you have young children, you and the other parent might need … Continue reading

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Should You Get a Prenup?

Many couples who are engaged to be married entertain the idea of getting a prenuptial agreement. There is certainly a societal stigma attached to premarital agreements. There’s the feeling that you’re already prepping for the inevitable dissolution of the marriage. … Continue reading

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Save Time and Money on Divorce with Mediation

Deciding that it’s time to dissolve a marriage is never easy for either party, even if it’s the best option for you and your family. The stigma surrounding divorce is often one of heated arguments and each party doing his … Continue reading

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Income Shares: The New Illinois Child Support Law

Effective July 1, 2017, Illinois will join thirty-nine other states, in addition to Washington D.C., Guam and the Virgin Islands, that use an “Income Shares” model for determining child support.  Currently, Illinois applies a “Percentage of Income” formula that applies … Continue reading

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