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When parents are divorcing or separated, they may disagree about how to share responsibility for raising their children, the amount of parenting time children will spend with each parent, and a variety of other issues. In some divorce or child … Continue reading

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An order of protection, sometimes referred to as a restraining order, is a court order that restricts an individual accused of threatening or abusive behavior from continuing their behavior against the accuser. Abuse includes physical abuse, harassment, intimidation, or interference … Continue reading

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Due to the long-winded nature of many divorces, there are cases where a spouse passes away before the divorce is final. In Illinois, when a party in a divorce dies, the case is dismissed. The court requires two living parties … Continue reading

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Going through a divorce is physically, emotionally, and mentally challenging. Self-esteem may be low, emotions are often running high, and being almost, but not quite yet single, can be exciting. Although there is no Illinois law against dating during a … Continue reading

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Divorce is a long and demanding process, but can get even more complex for high net worth couples. Unlike traditional divorces, high net worth couples must resolve issues dealing with complex taxation, support obligations, tracing of assets including offshore and … Continue reading

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Although your divorce is between you and your spouse, your child will experience the before and after effects as well. Divorce brings massive changes in a child’s life through child custody and/or relocation at any age. Between witnessing an unstable … Continue reading

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Illinois is an equitable distribution state, meaning that when you get a divorce, not everything you and your spouse acquired, such as property and assets, will be divided equally. If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement on … Continue reading

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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), almost 20 million American adults (age 12 and older) are battling a substance use disorder. When deciding child custody matters during a divorce, your child or children’s best interest … Continue reading

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An order of protection, also known as a restraining order, is filed when one individual feels threatened by the other and/or has experienced abuse. They are meant to keep you safe and out of harm’s way. According to the 750 … Continue reading

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Spousal support, also known as maintenance, is court-ordered payments one spouse pays to the other spouse after a divorce. The 750 Illinois Compiled Statute 5/504, titled ‘maintenance’ states that  “the court may grant a maintenance award for either spouse in … Continue reading

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