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Getting a divorce can not only be difficult from an emotional standpoint, but it can also involve multiple financial issues. Among the many subjects that may arise, spousal support— also referred to as alimony or maintenance—may be a crucial aspect of post-divorce financial stability for both spouses. For those who are getting divorced in Illinois, understanding the nuances of the subject of spousal support is vital. In cases where spousal maintenance may be awarded by the court, spouses may be unsure whether this support will be paid on a temporary or permanent basis. An experienced family law attorney can help
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For couples that have a high net worth, the divorce process can get complicated. When a couple owns many different types of assets, determining the value of those assets, identifying whether assets are marital property or non-marital property, and making decisions about how assets should be divided, can be difficult. In these situations, a forensic accountant can play a vital role in ensuring that financial subjects will be addressed correctly. An attorney with experience in high-asset divorce cases can work alongside a forensic accountant and provide skilled representation during legal proceedings, advocating for their client’s rights and protecting their financial
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Family law encompasses many types of matters. Getting a divorce, addressing issues related to child custody, adopting a child, establishing paternity, or addressing other issues that will be handled in family court will all involve multiple types of legal considerations. Handling these matters can be difficult enough on its own, but the strong emotions that may sometimes be involved in these kinds of cases, and the stress of dealing with unfamiliar legal procedures, can make them seem overwhelming. Fortunately, an experienced family law attorney can be an invaluable guide and source of information during these types
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Many people believe that as soon as the divorce decree is issued, all issues relating to the divorce are over, never to be considered again. However, this is incorrect. Post-decree issues can and do occur, and when they do, careful navigation of such matters is important to ensure a fair resolution. If you have a post-decree problem you would like to address, it would be wise to contact an experienced family law lawyer in Illinois. Navigating these matters on your own is a recipe for disaster
Child Custody
One of the most prevalent issues involves seeking child custody modifications.
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In family law cases where the subject of child custody needs to be addressed, the court will always seek to find solutions that will provide for children’s ongoing needs, and ensure that stability can be attained. The “best interest of the child” standard is a legal principle that guides judges in making decisions about how parental responsibilities will be allocated, and how parenting time will be divided between parents. It is important for parents to understand this principle, and as they work to resolve child custody considerations, they will need to focus on protecting their children’s health, safety and well-being.
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The divorce process may involve a number of challenges. You and your spouse will need to make decisions about how a variety of legal and financial subjects will be addressed. One of the most important financial aspects of the divorce process involves dividing marital property between you and your spouse. In Illinois, property division follows what are called equitable distribution laws, and so under those laws, assets and debts acquired during your marriage will be divided fairly, but you are not required to split everything in half and equalize the share of the marital estate that each party will receive.
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When you choose to end your marriage through divorce, you will need to address many subjects in connection with your finances, your living arrangements, your relationships with your children and other family members, and other parts of your life. Dealing with all of this can be overwhelming, and it can be easy to overlook certain subjects that may not seem as important in the midst of legal proceedings and major life changes. Estate planning can be one topic that may seem like something that can be addressed in the future rather than right away. However, the topics which get
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The process of divorce is rarely easy, but it can become especially challenging in situations involving high levels of conflict between spouses. In these cases, emotions can run high, and spouses may struggle to find common ground on important issues such as child custody, asset division, and spousal support.
If you are going through a high-conflict divorce in Illinois, it is essential that you take steps to protect your rights. By being proactive and seeking legal guidance from a divorce attorney who has experience representing clients in high-conflict cases, you can ensure that your interests are safeguarded throughout the
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During divorces and other family law cases, parents may need to resolve subjects related to child custody, and they may disagree on how to divide or share parental responsibilities and parenting time. Child custody-related disputes can be emotionally draining and difficult for all parties involved. Resolving these disputes through litigation in court can lead to increased hostility between parents, and prolonged legal battles can have negative effects on all members of a family. 
Fortunately, there is an alternative method that offers numerous benefits for families who need to address child custody issues: mediation. To determine whether this option
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Going through a divorce can be emotionally challenging for anyone, but it can be especially complicated and difficult for parents. If you have children, you will need to address a variety of  subjects related to child custody (now called “parental responsibilities” in Illinois) during your divorce. This process can not only involve  dealing with legal factors, but the changes you and your ex  may be required to make in your lives can also lead to emotional turmoil. You may be able to alleviate some stress and minimize difficulties by agreeing to work together to raise your children as co-parents, even
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Going through a divorce can be emotionally challenging for anyone, but it can be especially complicated and difficult for parents. If you have children, you will need to address a variety of  subjects related to child custody (now called “parental responsibilities” in Illinois) during your divorce. This process can not only involve  dealing with legal factors, but the changes you and your ex  may be required to make in your lives can also lead to emotional turmoil. You may be able to alleviate some stress and minimize difficulties by agreeing to work together to raise your children as co-parents, even
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A prenuptial agreement, also known as a “prenup” or premarital agreement, is a legal contract that a couple may enter into before getting married. This agreement outlines how certain issues will be handled either during a divorce, or upon the death of one spouse, including the division of assets and liabilities. While many people associate prenups with property division, these agreements can also address other important financial issues, such as alimony. For those who are considering a prenuptial agreement and want to know more about their options for addressing alimony, a skilled family law attorney can provide very
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Divorce is rarely an easy or simple process, but it can become even more complicated and difficult when children are involved. When parents address child custody (now called parental responsibilities in Illinois) issues during divorce proceedings, they will need to create a “Parenting Plan” document which outlines how child-related issues will be handled by the parents going forward. A well-crafted “Parenting Plan” document can help avoid conflict and provide stability for children. When negotiating the terms of a parenting agreement, a skilled family law attorney can help protect your parental rights and provide guidance on how to protect your children’s
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The process of divorce can be emotionally and financially draining. This is particularly true for couples who have a high net worth, as they often have complex financial situations that need careful consideration as they work to separate their lives from each other and legally dissolve their marriage. If you are in this situation, addressing these vital financial issues will be crucial, since it will ensure that you will be able to move forward and maintain financial stability after terminating your marriage.
Key Financial Issues to Consider During a High Net Worth Divorce

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    When you are going through a divorce, you may be concerned about how it will affect a professional practice that you have worked hard to build. As you proceed with the process of ending your marriage, it is essential to take steps to protect your professional practice and ensure its continued success. Here are some important considerations as you address issues related to the division of marital property and other divorce-related concerns:

    Hire an Experienced Divorce Attorney
    The first step towards protecting your professional practice is to work with a divorce lawyer who understands the complexities of business ownership
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    Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process for both parents and children. When parents decide to separate, it is crucial to have open and honest conversations with children to help them understand and cope with the changes that are about to occur in their lives. Here are some helpful tips for discussing your divorce with your children:
    1. Plan Ahead
    Before talking to your children about divorce, take some time to plan what you will say and how you will approach the conversation. Choose a calm and quiet setting where everyone can feel comfortable and avoid distractions. If possible,
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