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5 mistakes to avoid when dividing assets during a divorce

When you're married, you and your spouse share nearly all of your personal assets. When you separate, the assets have to be divided, and that's a complex process full of potential pitfalls. Here are the five biggest mistakes we see people make during the asset division portion of a divorce. Not accounting for your post-divorce liquidity...

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How spousal maintenance/alimony works in Illinois

One of the most contentious issues in many divorces is spousal maintenance, commonly also known as alimony or spousal support. Distinct from child support, spousal maintenance is intended to address differences in income between the spouses and maintain the standard of living. Illinois law lays out specific criteria for awarding and determining spousal maintenance. Here's...

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Developing a parenting agreement after divorce that meets the needs of your children

A parenting plan is a co-parenting legally binding arrangement after divorce that both parents must abide by. It outlines how you and your spouse will raise and care for your children on a day-to-day or long-term basis. The goal of establishing a solid parenting plan promptly during divorce is to promote the best interests of...

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What legal rights do couples in a civil union have?

A civil union is a legally recognized relationship that is similar to marriage and granted by the State of Illinois. Illinois residents who enter into civil unions are granted the same rights, legal obligations, responsibilities, and protections as married spouses. The same rights, obligations, responsibilities and protections granted in Illinois are not recognized by federal...

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What happens to business assets during a divorce?

Property division is often a complex issue those getting divorced face. In many cases, courts must decide which assets can be classified as marital or separate. It often involves major assets, such as real estate and financial investments. This is a process known as equitable distribution. What happens when you and your spouse own a...

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What happens to my money during a divorce?

Whether you’ve been contemplating getting a divorce for a while now or the troubles with your marriage have become amplified due to the stress, anxiety and fear related to the COVID-19 pandemic – you probably have a lot of questions. One of the most common questions people have about getting a divorce has to do...

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Virtual divorce is a reality in Illinois

The Coronavirus pandemic has led to the temporary closure of civil courts in Illinois. To serve the people of the state, many civil matters have been conducted online when possible – including divorce proceedings. This has allowed many people to dissolve their marriages without leaving their homes. How does virtual divorce work? As reported by...

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What to consider if thinking about divorce during COVID-19

During the difficult days of the COVID-19 pandemic, some married couples are contemplating whether to stay together or split. The number of divorce cases typically rises during times when people spend more time together than usual (holidays or summer breaks). At a time of quarantines and stay-at-home orders, many couples are no doubt spending more...

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Why should I hire an Illinois divorce lawyer?

Getting a divorce is a life-changing and challenging process. Things can get even more complicated when determining child custody and how assets will be divided between both spouses. We focus our practice on divorce and family law. Our valuable experience in family law courts across Illinois makes us an unmatched legal resource to men and...

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