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Divorce Tips When You Own a Business Together

Navigate this complex process with experienced legal counsel Ending a marriage is always difficult. Ending a marriage that is also a business partnership is even more difficult. When your career and finances are closely intertwined with your spouse's, untangling them can be a nightmare. These are situations where having the right divorce attorney can make...

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Are Gifts Considered Child Support In Illinois?

When it comes to your child's financial needs, don't assume anything. People often ask our Illinois child support attorneys whether gifts can count as child support. This might sound like a straightforward question, but the answer is much more complicated than you might suspect. Unfortunately, this also means you could inadvertently violate a child support...

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Is Inheritance Money Split in a Divorce in Illinois?

Division of money and property can be one of the most contentious issues during a divorce. It can also be one of the most confusing — and if one or both spouses received an inheritance during the marriage, that can add another layer of complexity. The short answer is generally "no." This is because inheritance...

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Top Divorce Myths, Debunked

Make sure you have accurate information during life's transitions. Understandably, most people have an opinion on marriage and divorce. Unfortunately, many of those opinions are based on anecdotes and outdated information, and some can be outright harmful as you go through the divorce process. As attorneys who have been representing people in divorces in Illinois...

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What are the Pros and Cons of a Prenuptial Agreement?

Fully consider your legal options before you get married A prenuptial agreement, or "prenup," is simply a contract between two people before they get married, generally used to determine how each spouse's property and debt will be treated, especially in the event of a divorce. Prenups are becoming more common among people of all ages...

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Successfully Co-Parenting During and After Divorce

Listen, compromise, and act in the best interests of your child For couples with children, probably the single biggest question that arises during divorce is "what happens to the kids?" The idea of co-parenting with someone who you no longer love and trust seems daunting, if not impossible. But your child still needs two parents,*...

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3 Most Common Legal Issues When You Divorce Without Children

If you're contemplating divorce, you need to be prepared. Married couples without children considering getting a divorce might not know where to start. But it’s important to understand the legal or financial challenges many adults without kids encounter when they divorce. That’s why Psychology Today recently put together a list of some of the most...

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Helping Adult Children During a Gray Divorce

Divorce is hard at any age, but the right lawyer can help Waiting to file for divorce until the children are older may not lessen their grief the way parents often hope. In Illinois, so-called "gray" divorce (ending a marriage at age 50 or older), is often traumatic for adult children. It can cause them...

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This Common Relationship Problem Is a Top Divorce Factor

Infidelity, abuse, and disagreements over money are well-known reasons to end a marriage, but there's a more common and silent relationship-killer that can attack any couple. A new study notes that when couples do not communicate, their risk of divorce skyrockets. More than half of the divorcing parents surveyed in a study published in the...

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How To Support Someone Going Through A Divorce

Belleville, Illinois divorce attorneys offer advice to friends and family members It goes without saying that divorce can be a difficult time in someone’s life. That’s why many people can use as much support as possible. But what can friends and family do to help someone they love who’s going through a divorce? What support...

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