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    • When a Custodial Parent Wants to Relocate

      A common problem that divorced parents face is relocation when the custodial parent and the child move to a new residence either somewhere else in the state or to a different state altogether. But can ...

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    • Enforcing a Child Custody Order

      Child custody agreements are often complex. They may spell out who the child will live with, who the child will spend weekends with, who the child will spend vacations and holidays with, and so on. ...

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    • Illinois House Considering Bill That Would Establish Equal Parenting Time

      The Illinois House is considering a bill that would create a rebuttable presumption that equal parenting time is in the best interests of children of divorced families. In other words, divorced ...

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    • The Use of Imputed Income in Illinois

      Child support payments are usually set in accordance with several factors, one of which is the income of the parents. This is why parents are required to provide pay stubs and other proof of income ...

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    • Justifying the Use of Child Support Payments

      Some parents who are ordered to pay child support do not do so willingly. While it is generally understood that child support is ordered in order to assist with providing for the child, some parents ...

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    • Changes to Illinois Child Support Law in 2017

      Beginning July 1, 2017, a number of updates to child support law in the state of Illinois will go into effect. Illinois will join 39 states that follow an Income Shares model of child support. The new ...

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    • Getting Divorced? Here is How You Should Handle Things at Work

      Getting divorced is never an easy experience for anyone, but sometimes it is simply necessary. Given that it is a major event, the changes that come with dissolving a marriage will inevitably ...

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    • Are Babyboomers Still Pushing Up Divorce Rates?

      Babyboomers have been the number one force affecting demographic trends for the past 50 years or so, but is this still going on. When they were young adults, the Babyboomers raised the divorce rate to ...

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    • Who Pays for College After a Divorce?

      In a divorce, a couples assets and responsibilities are divided up, especially when there are children involved. Custody and visitation are both important topics to discuss when a couple has children. ...

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    • Law Requires Hairdressers to Be Trained to Recognize Signs of Abuse

      Illinois has enacted a law that requires salon professionals to be trained to spot signs of abuse on the men, women, and children who visit their establishments. The law became effective this year, ...

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    • New Law for Police Training on Domestic Violence

      A number of new family laws have been implemented in the state of Illinois since the start of 2017. Among the newly effective laws, a handful deal with domestic violence . One in particular states ...

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    • Illinois Law Creates Electronic Petition for Temporary Orders of Protection

      Domestic violence is a crime, and any individual who is a victim of hitting, choking, kicking, threats, or harassment by a family member or household member has a legal right to protection. In August ...

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    • Getting Divorced? Here is How You Should Handle Things at Work

      Getting divorced is never an easy experience for anyone, but sometimes it is simply necessary. Given that it is a major event, the changes that come with dissolving a marriage will inevitably ...

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    • Cohabitation and Common Law Marriage in Illinois

      Not every couple is the same. Some couples want to get married, and others are perfectly happy living and sharing their lives together “unofficially.” But the law generally prefers “married” to “ ...

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    • How to Establish Paternity in Illinois

      When a child is born to a husband and wife, the law presumes that the husband is the father. But if the parents are not married or in a civil union when the child is born, the father is not legally ...

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    • Should You Consider a Postnuptial Agreement?

      A postnuptial agreement, like a prenuptial agreement , is a legal contract that sets forth how marital property should be divided if the couple divorces. The only difference is that a prenuptial ...

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    • Things to Consider When Thinking About Prenuptial Agreements

      Couples who are in love and about to get married do not generally enjoy talking about the possibility of divorce. However, if one or both of the individuals about to be married are wealthy, or the ...

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    • Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for You?

      While it has become more common to have them, the truth is that not every couple needs a prenuptial agreement (also referred to as a prenup). Some couples (or individual partners) insist, but in many ...

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    • Tax Changes Will Affect Alimony Payments

      There are many changes in the new tax law that was signed into law on December 22, 2017. One way in which the new law will affect divorcing couples is through the elimination of the alimony deduction. ...

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    • Is Alimony Guaranteed After Divorce?

      Whether you have heard it referred to as spousal maintenance or spousal support, alimony is an important part of the divorce process as it impacts each partner's financial standing and well-being ...

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    • Florida Considers Following Illinois' Lead on Spousal Support

      For the fourth time in four years, the Florida House of Representatives wants to follow Illinois' lead and largely end permanent spousal support in the Sunshine State. The measure likely has enough ...

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