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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 $275/hr for in office work and $300/hr for going to Court. ________________________________________ At The Divorce and Family Law Offices of Wakenight ...
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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 determine how much child support should be paid by applying the guidelines for setting child support found in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of ...
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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 this blog, our Illinois divorce attorney explains when to know it’s time to switch divorce attorneys. Lack of Availability There are a number ...
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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 no-fault divorce based on the requirements for this process. For skilled representation from a Cook & Lake County divorce attorney, call (888) 351-2843. ...
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