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What to Expect in a Cook County Divorce Case

What to Expect in a Cook County Divorc...

When Illinois lawmakers eliminated the two-year divorce waiting period in 2016, many people though the procedure would substantially change, as well. For the most part, that is not the case. 95% of divorce cases still settle out of court, and that settlement could occur at…

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Making and Breaking Premarital Agreements in Illinois

Making and Breaking Premarital Agreeme...

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.…

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Top 10 Property Division Factors in Cook County

Top 10 Property Division Factors in Co...

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,…

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Does Child Support Include College Tuition in Illinois?

Does Child Support Include College Tui...

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…

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Common Child’s Best Interest Factors in Illinois

Common Child’s Best Interest Factors...

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…

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