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  • Divorce

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    • What Are the "Best Interests of the Child"?

      In a divorce, what can complicate the proceedings is children. Both parents must either agree on child custody and visitation arrangements or allow the state to decide. Even if parents can agree on a parenting plan, the state must still approve it according to certain guidelines. Most states follow similar guidelines regarding how they make this decision, however. Judges have a duty to decide what ...
    • How Is Debt Divided During a Divorce?

      For those unfamiliar with the divorce process in Illinois, the state will usually divide both assets and debts between the spouses. Typically, any income made and debt accrued during the marriage will be shared in the divorce. If you and your spouse didn’t sign a prenuptial agreement that separated your property and income before the marriage, you would be obligated to pay off the debt ...
    • How Long Does a Divorce Take?

      If you’re thinking about divorce, you might also have wondered how much of your time it will ultimately take. Will it last weeks? Months? Perhaps a year or more? The answer to that question varies, depending on a number of different factors related to your circumstances. The first thing that will affect the length of time of the divorce is how much you and your spouse can agree on the issues ...

    Family Law

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    • Pros and Cons of a Prenup

      A prenuptial agreement (prenup) is a signed and notarized contract that outlines how a couple will handle the financial aspect of their marriage. People used to think that prenuptial agreements were a guarantee that a marriage is going to fail. After all, why make a contract outlining what to do in the eventuality of a divorce? However, more and more couples are signing them, not as a guarantee ...
    • What Factors Affect Child Custody?

      Divorce can be difficult for most couples, but those who are also parents have more to worry about. If a couple can’t agree on child custody arrangements, the court will typically decide how to divide the child’s physical and legal custody based on a number of factors. Most courts in the United States have an obligation to make a decision that is in the child’s best interests, ...
    • Modifying Child Support Orders for Military Parents

      Life for servicemembers of the United States military can be complicated, particularly when going through a divorce. What complicates the process is child custody and child support. Active servicemembers are often deployed far away from their children, and they do not make as much money as you might expect they deserve. For example, if a military servicemember has a child, his or her child support ...

    News

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    • Wakenight & Associates, P.C. Welcomes Attorney Julia Niebrzydowski

      Wakenight & Associates, P.C. is thrilled to announce the newest addition to their legal team, Illinois-native Julia Niebrzydowski. She joins the firm as an Associate Attorney, and is currently admitted to the Illinois State Bar. Fluent in Spanish, she is also affiliated with the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois as well as the Chicago Bar Association. Attorney Niebrzydowski’s main ...
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