Illinois alimony laws have changed significantly in recent years. In 2016, the so-called Modern Family law effectively transformed spousal support determination. For the most part, judges use a formula to determine the amount and duration of payments. However, some subjective elements remain, as outlined below. Then,
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 any
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
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