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March 22, 2017
Divorce:  Who Gets to Stay in the Family Home?

 Allocation of the Marital Residence If you’re in the midst of a divorce proceeding, you may be wondering who, if anyone will be able to stay in the home.  In Illinois, there are several different factors which determine who will be able to stay in the marital home, and throughout this difficult process it helps to […]

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March 22, 2017
Grounds for Divorce

Divorcing in Illinois When your happily ever after seems to be taking a turn for the worse and divorce seems imminent, it can be an emotionally and physically taxing time.  Therefore, it helps to be aware of the different grounds for divorce, and how they will impact your proceeding.  One of the first steps is to file […]

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March 22, 2017
Divorce and Abuse of Parental Time

What Happens When a Parent Abuses Time with Their Children? Divorce is hard on a family, especially when children are involved.  Furthermore, when one parent abuses the allocated time with his or her children after divorce or separation, repercussions can occur.   If a parent of a child does abuse parenting time, the court may provide an […]

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March 22, 2017
Divorcing in Illinois

Contested vs. Uncontested? In the state of Illinois as any other place, there are certain rules and regulations in regards to divorce.  Furthermore, when one spouse decides he or she wants to end a marriage, it is important to understand the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce and what is involved in both.   Contested Divorce A […]

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March 22, 2017
Divorce: How are Property and Debts Divided?

Marital Property Divorce can be a messy process which can turn your financial and emotional world upside down.  However, there are many steps you can take to ensure your finances are not severely impacted for years to come especially when there is a large amount of marital property at stake.  In the state of Illinois, marital […]

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March 22, 2017
What You Need to Know About Personal Injury

What is a Personal Injury? A personal injury is an injury that happens to a person’s body, regardless of how it happened whether intentional or negligence.  Furthermore, personal injury takes the shape of many forms and it is important to know the basics to help if you or a loved one finds yourself with a potential […]

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March 22, 2017
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Settle Divorce

Heard Will Donate $7 Million Dollar Settlement to Charity Even celebrities cannot escape the downfall of divorce.  Furthermore, most recently, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have settled their divorce for more than $7 million.  Sadly, the large settlement of the divorce comes after Heard accused Depp of domestic violence allegations which in turn won her the […]

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March 22, 2017
What is a Living Trust?

Help with Your Estate Planning Although it is typically not a topic many people like to think about, it is important to understand what goes into estate planning.  Furthermore, when you work hard your entire life, you want to make sure your assets are controlled even after you’re gone.  Even for people who live modestly, it […]

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March 22, 2017
Who Pays for Attorney's Fees in a Divorce?

Divorce and Attorney Fees When you’re going through a divorce, it’s important to understand how will pay for the attorney’s fees which can sometimes be a high amount depending on the circumstances.  Likewise, from time to time a court may make one of the divorcing parties pay the majority of the attorney’s fees based on his […]

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March 22, 2017
Handling Divorce with Minor Children

Right to First Refusal During any divorce proceeding that involves minor children, the court will always favor in the best interest of the child.  Such arrangements include awarding either one or both parent’s rights of first refusal to provide child care for the minor children.   Likewise, right to first refusal means that if either parent intends […]

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