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  • Are You Paying Your Attorney An Up Charge?


    Over the years there has developed a billing practice among certain Attorneys to add to the retainer contract an up charge for going to Court … which many clients blindly accept … without question... The Attorney, for example, may bill ...
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  • How is Child Support Determined in Illinois?


    Whether you were married or not, child support in Illinois is usually ordered. . . if a case is filed. The rare exception is where the parties have the same income and spend the same amount of time caring for the child(ren). Illinois Family courts ...
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  • Will Your High Net-Worth Divorce Case Settle?


    Most High Net Worth Cases should...and do settle! Most divorce litigants with money are smart enough to understand that Settlement is best for the children and best for their personal state of mind. The high net worth clients at Wakenight & ...
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  • Common Divorce Mistakes to Avoid


    Although no two divorce cases are the same, it’s important to note that there is a right way and a wrong way to handle how you and your spouse terminate your marriage. If you’re contemplating filing for divorce or in the midst of the ...
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  • Six Modern Divorce Trends


    Several divorce trends that once held steady for a long time have begun to change in recent years due in large part to a new generation of people growing up, marrying, and then choosing to divorce. In this blog, we take a look at six trends that have ...
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  • Holiday Custody and Visitation Issues


    While the holiday season can be a difficult time for divorced parents, it can be especially tough for newly divorced couples who are still coming to terms with their post-divorce life. When dealing with divorce, it can be hard to manage holiday ...
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  • Debunking Mediation Myths


    Couples who wish to end their marriage in amicably and quickly tend to utilize the services of a mediator who can help them through the process. Mediation is a good alternative for couples who agree to the terms of their divorce and want to terminate ...
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  • Obstacles in Late-Life Divorces


    Couples who enter a divorce after the age of 60 may be faced with obstacles that are unique to late-life divorces. Unfortunately, older couples terminate their marriage for the same reason a younger couple would. Regardless of the reason, there are ...
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  • What Are Hidden Assets?


    When it comes time to divide property in a divorce, some individuals go to extreme lengths to hide certain assets in an attempt to save them from being divided. Regardless of the circumstances of your divorce, hiding assets is never a good idea and ...
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  • Three Ways to Help Your Attorney


    Your attorney has a very difficult job to do. On one hand, they are a uniquely qualified individual who has the skill and experience to handle complex divorce proceedings, but simultaneously they must be able to provide reliable and personalized ...
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  • What to Bring to Your Divorce Consultation


    Whether you’re initiating the divorce or on the receiving end of divorce papers, one of the first steps you will take in the process is scheduling a consultation with a divorce attorney. While this consultation won’t take longer than an ...
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  • The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Divorce Attorney


    When facing something as life-changing as divorce, it’s important that you put your best foot forward by hiring an attorney who has the skill, experience, and qualifications to guide you through the process. In this blog, our Illinois divorce ...
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  • Common Divorce Misconceptions


    Divorce has been stigmatized as a result of a number of myths and misconceptions, typically perpetuated by the public. If you’re filing for divorce, it’s important that you have a firm understanding of the process and the reality of what ...
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  • Knowing When to Switch Divorce Attorneys


    The quality of representation you choose to hire is in your control – should you find yourself with representation that is unsatisfactory, you should not hesitate to take action and move forward in your case with another lawyer by your side. In ...
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  • Explaining Divorce To Your Children


    Breaking the news of a divorce to a child can often be the toughest part of the process and the effect a divorce can have on a child is profound. There are things you can to do ensure that the conversations that take place regarding the divorce are ...
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  • What's the Difference Between Fault & No-Fault Divorce?


    In Illinois, couples seeking a divorce have the option to file for a no-fault divorce, or a fault-based divorce. While both of these options will ultimately lead to a dissolution of the marriage, couples may find that they do not qualify for a ...
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  • Understanding the Different Types of Alimony


    Spousal maintenance payments, commonly referred to as spousal support or alimony, are a major component of many divorce cases. It is very common for one spouse to have a higher earning potential or stronger source of income than the other, yet both ...
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Litigation can be complex and even the most amicable of negotiations can go awry. No matter what your case involves, the stakes can be high. If you are dealing with any type of family law issue, then your choice in representation will matter. The team at Wakenight & Associates, P.C. informs you of your options, keeps you involved in the process, and helps you understand your rights. Working with our firm means you will be in the best possible position to make sound, logical decisions that will have a positive impact on your family, your finances, and your future.

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