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What Is Considered Non-Marital Property?

One of the primary concerns when it comes to divorce is the division of property. Your home, cars, investment accounts, pension plans, and even pets can all be considered your property. You also need to consider your liabilities: the things you owe, such as debts or payments. Once you’ve developed

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I Lost My Job – How Do I Pay Child Support?

The loss of a job or main source of income at any time can be difficult. Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, many who have recently become unemployed face additional stress as they search for jobs in a dwindling market – and for divorced or separated parents paying court-mandated

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How COVID-19 is Affecting Pending Divorce and Family Cases

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting every facet of our lives.  From tape marks and plexiglass in grocery store checkout lines to community-wide closures of schools and businesses, learning how to adjust to our new normal has been a challenge.   But, not everything has come to a standstill,

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Documents You Need For Your Divorce Attorney:

Among all the complexities of a divorce case, cataloguing and organizing a couple’s financial documents is perhaps the most daunting task for anyone going through the divorce process.  But, correctly navigating through the discovery process (the procedure used by the Court to collect financial documents), is extremely important.   Identifying and

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Prenuptial Agreements – Pros and Cons

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS – PROS AND CONS By now, if you’ve seen any of our posts, you know we’re big fans of Prenuptial Agreements.  Yes, yes, yes…we’ve heard all the reasons why clients forego these documents, and we’ll go over those below.  But, our experience in divorce litigation, our knowledge of

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Child Support and A New Spouse’s Income

Most people are aware that child support in Illinois is now based on both parents’ incomes, pursuant to changes in child support legislation that took place in 2017.  When explaining the changes to clients, I was often asked, “Can my new spouse’s income be factored in to the calculations?”  Previously

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