Until fairly recently, only the super-wealthy bothered with prenuptial agreements in Illinois. The complex web of laws made these agreements difficult to make. In terms of enforcement, results varied significantly in different counties in the state, as well as different courtrooms in the same county. Today,
In terms of property division, Illinois is an equitable distribution state. In this context, “equitable” is not always synonymous with “equal.” Judges must divide property in such a way that the divorce is not an unfair burden on either party. To effectuate such a division, Illinois
Mostly due to a shrinking student population and growing retirement fund obligations, Illinois is one of the most expensive states in the country in terms of college tuition. At kitchen tables all over the Prairie State, late winter and early spring are the time when theoretical
The Brady Bunch has gone from outlier to mainstream. A generation ago, stepparent/stepchildren relationships were almost unheard of. Today, the majority of households in Illinois fit this description. Parenting time determinations have changed, as well. A generation ago, many Illinois courts still employed the “tender years”
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