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Financial Support You May be Entitled to After Divorce

Financial Support You May be Entitled ...

Almost everyone’s finances take a hit during a divorce, and getting back to the standard of living you enjoyed before your divorce can take a while, even if you have a steady income. If you depended on your spouse financially, and your spouse suddenly told…

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What is Considered Marital Property in Illinois?

What is Considered Marital Property in...

The marital property rule in the Prairie State, which is found in Section 503 of the Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, is relatively straightforward. With a few exceptions, assets or debts acquired during the marriage are marital property. Everything else is non-marital property. However,…

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Understanding How Assets are Divided in a High Asset Divorce

Understanding How Assets are Divided i...

Many people do not know that the parties themselves have almost exclusive control over issues like property division in a high-asset divorce. Roughly 95% of divorce cases settle out of court. Judges usually encourage these settlements for various reasons. So, they usually approve almost any…

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Can Your Divorce be Denied in Illinois?

Can Your Divorce be Denied in Illinois...

In ye olden days, divorce petitioners had to prove cruelty, abandonment, adultery, or another kind of marital misconduct by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not. So, if a petitioner had insufficient evidence, the judge could easily deny the request. But Illinois…

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What You Might Expect When You Meet with a Divorce Lawyer

What You Might Expect When You Meet wi...

If you are moving toward a divorce, you might have plenty of worries, but meeting with your divorce attorney for the first time shouldn’t be one of them. In fact, there are certain things that you can expect at this meeting, and knowing what to…

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What You Need to Know About Alimony in Illinois

What You Need to Know About Alimony in...

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.…

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