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Domestic violence is a serious problem that affects millions each year in the home as well as the workplace. It can cause victims to miss work or arrive late due to injuries, court appearances, or other obligations related to the abuse. Victims may be distracted or unable to focus on their work due to stress, anxiety, or fear. The abused may experience harassment or threats from their abusers at work. In some cases, domestic violence can even lead to workplace violence.
It is important to reach out for help if you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence.
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Like any form of mistreatment, emotional abuse is devastating. As with physical abuse, this behavior should be taken seriously by those who encounter it and a victim of abuse should seek help when necessary.
If you are going through a divorce, you might be wondering how your emotionally abusive partner will affect your case. The answer to this question is not simple. But, this is not a reason for despair. An Illinois family lawyer can assist you. Here at Fawell & Fawell, we are here to help you navigate your journey and will do the best we can to
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Domestic violence is a very serious crime but can be especially hurtful when it comes from a partner. Often, the abused partners turn to divorce to secure their safety or the well-being of their children. No matter what, the safety of you and your children comes first. 
If you are in immediate danger, seek the aid of law enforcement or a domestic violence shelter. Once you are in a safe location, you can start with the divorce process. There are several measures you can take to protect yourself. Having the professional guidance of a divorce attorney is always ideal and
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Marital problems are never simple to deal with. When they reach a breaking point, couples may consider legal options to move on. The two most common options are legal separation or divorce. Understanding the differences is important for making an informed decision.
What Is a Legal Separation? 
A legal separation is when both spouses decide to live apart. It is a court-approved agreement for separation, but a divorce is the only way to dissolve a marriage completely. So if you want to get remarried to some else, then a divorce may be best for you. 
Legal separation allows couples
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There are times when one parent must relocate with their children. Whether due to a job change, to be closer to family, or to begin a new committed relationship, when adults move, minor children need to be considered carefully. 
While this can be difficult, ideally the parent who is not moving will still maintain their role in the children’s lives to the fullest extent possible. Even when a judge gives a parent permission to relocate, the other parent does not automatically lose parental responsibilities or parenting time; therefore, the parents need to work together to make co-parenting work. Here are
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The amount of child support that you pay in Illinois is tied to your income. Many people ask whether their child support will automatically go up as their income rises. The answer to that question is that a raise does not always mean that you will pay more, but it could potentially lead to higher child support payments. Everything depends on the circumstances of your own situation and a DuPage County child support attorney can help.
A Non-Paying Parent Must Seek a Modification
Generally, the paying parent is not required to notify the other parent of a raise in income
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When you meet the person you truly love and decide to settle down with forever, you basically look forward to spending the rest of your lives together. Unfortunately, some marriages aren’t meant to last. This explains why couples sign prenuptial agreements before tying the knot. Should the marriage end in divorce, the prenup would separate marital property from personal property. To achieve its intended purpose, however, your prenup must be valid. So, what can invalidate a seemingly authentic prenup?Here are common reasons why your prenup may not survive a legal challenge: When there was a fraud The court will invalidate
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The majority of divorcing spouses are going to be honest when declaring their assets. Both spouses have an obligation to do this completely and truthfully.If you suspect your spouse might not be, it’s worth understanding where people tend to hide assets. Let’s look at some of the most common places.Around the houseYes, people do still hide money under the floorboards or in a hole in the garden. Others prefer a safe in the garage. They may even do it in full visibility by buying things and lying about their value to you – for instance, a painting or an antique.With
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From small, home-based businesses to multi-million-dollar enterprises, family-owned businesses play a huge part in growing the U.S. economy. In fact, it is estimated that there are well over 24 million family-owned businesses in the United States. If your marriage is over and you are considering a divorce, however, one of the questions you will certainly grapple with is what will become of the family business once you go your separate ways. One of the factors that determine the fate of the family business during divorce is each spouse’s contribution and role in the business. Here are a couple of possible
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