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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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There Are Many Divorce Options That May Save You Money, Time, and Excessive Heartache

Divorce is an all too common occurrence for many couples today. It’s also one of the most stressful life events a person can endure. Many couples face a hard choice of dissolving a marriage and being happier, or trying to … Continue reading

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Your Guide to the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act (SB1716)

  Table of Contents Forming a Civil Union What is a Civil Union? How Do I Form a Civil Union and Who Can Certify a Civil Union? What Ceremony is Required? Your Rights In a Civil Union What Rights Do … Continue reading

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