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Driving is an immense responsibility, and driving safely requires a motorist’s full concentration – with no room for distractions. Unfortunately, far too many drivers are far too susceptible to distracting activities behind the wheel, and they make our roads more dangerous for all of us. If a distracted driver leaves you injured in a car […]
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If you are the primary custodial parent, which means that your children live primarily with you, in the State of Illinois and you are planning on moving out of state post-divorce, it is a matter that you are going to need to address with your ex and with the court. In Illinois, the court will […]
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If you are divorcing, you may have questions about whether it will affect your child’s ability to attend college and if the court will address the matter of paying for it. Divorce affects your financial rights in important ways, and it’s critical to keep your priorities at the forefront as you move through the process, […]
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Divorced parents are more likely to work long hours, which translates to spending less time with their children. It can be a difficult balancing act, and one of the most significant variables relates to who pays for childcare after divorce. If you find yourself asking this question, turn to an experienced Illinois divorce attorney for the legal […]
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It is not uncommon nowadays for spouses to recognize that while their marriage was a significant part of their life in the past, it should not continue to be a significant part of their future. The recognition brings a lot of different emotions to the forefront, sadness, shame, guilt, and anger are all a part […]
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Let’s say that you are a spouse whose primary role is raising the children and keeping the house. Your spouse is the primary breadwinner. You are seeking a divorce, but if the breadwinner leaves and takes their money with them, you and your children may be in dire financial straits. This would allow the primary … Continue reading “How to Obtain Temporary Child Support”
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Even your pets will feel the emotional impact of your divorce. They will not necessarily understand what is happening, but their entire world will be different moving forward. Children likewise suffer through a grieving process when such a major change impacts their lives. Yet staying together in a loveless marriage may do more harm to … Continue reading “How to Tell Your Children About Your Pending Divorce”
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Despite what you may have heard on the news, divorce rates today are actually down from what they were 20 years ago and the majority of today’s divorces are couples over the age of 50. Nonetheless, the narrative for the past 40 years has been that divorce rates are skyrocketing. In fact, they are not. … Continue reading “Social Media Addiction Caused My Marriage to Fail”
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One of the most contested aspects of an Illinois divorce involves the division of marital assets. Deciding on how to divide your assets is never easy. It can become more challenging if you and your ex have a significant amount of assets, especially those considered hard to value. Coming up with an acceptable value for … Continue reading “How is Property Separated in a Schaumburg Divorce?”
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Ending any marriage can be a complicated process. However, couples who have amassed a significant amount of assets or have acquired unique ones face additional complications when dissolving their marriage. If you are in this situation, you need to retain experienced high asset divorce attorneys in Illinois before moving forward with the divorce process. At … Continue reading “What to Know About High Asset Divorce in Illinois”
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If you are going through an Illinois divorce, you likely already know that one of the most disputed aspects of the process is deciding on child custody and visitation. Understandably, the thought of spending less time with your children because you are getting a divorce can be stressful. However, this is a necessary step as … Continue reading “Understanding Differences Between Physical and Legal Custody in Illinois”
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Filing for divorce can be a scary process. Most people have no experience with the legal system, so going through a divorce on their own can bring added anxiety. This is one reason why retaining an Illinois divorce attorney is highly recommended. Even if you are filing for an uncontested divorce, it is best to … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions About Filing for Divorce in Illinois”
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Dividing marital assets and debts is one of the more challenging aspects of your Illinois divorce. Even in seemingly amicable divorces, things can quickly take a turn. Those couples who have been married for a long time or have a complex asset portfolio may find the process of property division to be even more challenging. … Continue reading “Understanding Property Division in Your Illinois Divorce”
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If you have decided that your marriage is over and you are considering filing for divorce in Illinois, you might be researching divorce attorneys. To make the most out of your initial meeting, it is imperative that you come prepared. This includes bringing any relevant documents, if possible, and to have a list of essential … Continue reading “Important Questions to Ask an Illinois Divorce Attorney”
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No matter whether you have already started the divorce process or are considering filing for divorce at some point this year, there is little doubt that the current COVID-19 pandemic will impact how legal matters are handled. Aside from obvious closures now and in the future, it is important to understand how the coronavirus may … Continue reading “How Coronavirus can Impact Your Illinois Divorce”
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If you are preparing for a divorce and you signed a prenuptial agreement before your marriage, you may be concerned about how this will affect you in the process. Every divorce is different, as is every prenuptial agreement. Having a valid prenup can alter the course of your divorce, which is why it is important … Continue reading “How a Prenuptial Agreement Can Affect Your Illinois Divorce”
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