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  • Alimony

    The latest posts for Alimony are listed below.
    • Will My New Marriage Affect My Old Divorce Settlement?

      Divorce can be a challenging legal process, but the long-term benefits are typically worth the temporary heartache and struggles. The end of one complicated marriage gives both spouses a second chance at love and romance. However, before you put slip on a new ring, it’s important to understand how your new marriage can affect the terms of your original divorce settlement. The Financial ...
    • The Benefits of Modifying Alimony

      Each marriage is defined by unique family and financial dynamics that must be taken into account during divorce determinations. In certain cases, the court may award a lower-earning spouse alimony to make the transition to single life (and a single income) easier. In theory, alimony is to provide financial assistance while a spouse pursues new job or educational opportunities. It’s entirely ...
    • Your Divorce & the TCJA

      If you and your spouse are seriously considering a divorce, there may be no time like the present to file your petition and complete the process. As 2018 crawls to a close, we are getting closer and closer to the last tax season that provides certain tax benefits to divorced couples. The Trump Administration passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in December 2017, and the legislative changes will ...

    Child Custody

    The latest posts for Child Custody are listed below.
    • The Thanksgiving Survival Guide for the Recently Divorced

      Each November, countless families across the country come together to celebrate their blessings and eat a hearty Thanksgiving feast. But, like most holidays, Thanksgiving can be an extremely difficult and emotional experience for the recently divorced. For the first time in a long time, you may be alone on a day that glorifies the ideals of “family” and “togetherness.” ...
    • Recognizing the Signs of Parental Alienation

      Establishing a child custody arrangement is one of the most challenging aspects of the divorce process. Unfortunately, it’s difficult for many ex-spouses to treat each other cordially once the divorce has been finalized. In fact, sometimes a resentful ex-spouse can behave in a way that unintentionally influences how a child perceives their other parent. In worst-case scenarios, an ex may ...
    • Trick-or-Treat & Divorce: 4 Tips for Co-Parenting on Halloween

      Once the summer months fade into fall, children across the country start dreaming of the one night a year they can throw on their favorite costumes to knock on doors for yummy treats and playful frights. However, any holiday event can be difficult for families once a divorce has been finalized, and Halloween is no exception. It’s not unusual for children to lack the Halloween spirit because ...

    Divorce

    The latest posts for Divorce are listed below.
    • 3 Tips for Dealing with Divorce Depression

      When you filed for divorce, you probably did all the “right” and “expected” things: you hired an excellent lawyer, read suggested books or articles, and logically prepared for your post-divorce life. But when it comes to divorce, you can do all the “right things” and still spiral emotionally. After all, your life is changing forever. This is a stressful and ...
    • The Thanksgiving Survival Guide for the Recently Divorced

      Each November, countless families across the country come together to celebrate their blessings and eat a hearty Thanksgiving feast. But, like most holidays, Thanksgiving can be an extremely difficult and emotional experience for the recently divorced. For the first time in a long time, you may be alone on a day that glorifies the ideals of “family” and “togetherness.” ...
    • VA Home Loans & Your Divorce

      One of the first and most important steps in the divorce process is deciding which spouse is going to keep the family home. This helps a divorcing couple decide who is responsible for paying the mortgage during and after the divorce. However, if the home was purchased using a VA loan, this process can get a little more complicated. VA Home Loans A veteran may be eligible for a loan if they served ...

    Family Law

    The latest posts for Family Law are listed below.
    • 3 Tips for Dealing with Divorce Depression

      When you filed for divorce, you probably did all the “right” and “expected” things: you hired an excellent lawyer, read suggested books or articles, and logically prepared for your post-divorce life. But when it comes to divorce, you can do all the “right things” and still spiral emotionally. After all, your life is changing forever. This is a stressful and ...
    • The Thanksgiving Survival Guide for the Recently Divorced

      Each November, countless families across the country come together to celebrate their blessings and eat a hearty Thanksgiving feast. But, like most holidays, Thanksgiving can be an extremely difficult and emotional experience for the recently divorced. For the first time in a long time, you may be alone on a day that glorifies the ideals of “family” and “togetherness.” ...
    • VA Home Loans & Your Divorce

      One of the first and most important steps in the divorce process is deciding which spouse is going to keep the family home. This helps a divorcing couple decide who is responsible for paying the mortgage during and after the divorce. However, if the home was purchased using a VA loan, this process can get a little more complicated. VA Home Loans A veteran may be eligible for a loan if they served ...

    FAQ

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    • 5 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Divorce Lawyer

      Getting ready for your divorce is a multistep process, beginning with asking the right questions to your divorce attorney. Finding the answers early on can prepare you for the road ahead and allow you to anticipate and overcome what would have been some big surprises in your case. Here are five questions you should always ask your divorce attorney: Will I need to pay spousal maintenance? One of ...
    • Online Divorce Vs. Hiring a Divorce Attorney

      Everyone in the modern day understandably wants convenience wherever they can get it. The technology of our times has allowed us to expedite almost everything and place an endless virtual world right at our fingertips. However, not every technological advance is beneficial. Sometimes, adding convenience subtracts other important factors and considerations. This the case with the latest trend in ...
    • Do I Need an Attorney for My Divorce?

      Most anyone going through a divorce will be immediately confronted with a variety of new concerns and questions that require a legal understanding of the situation to address. Knowing their rights and responsibilities is crucial to protect their best interests. Anticipating the typical litigation process is also essential in case matters do not pan out amicably and a family law judge is needed to ...

    High Asset Divorce

    The latest posts for High Asset Divorce are listed below.
    • How Does Inheritance Affect the Equitable Distribution Process?

      In an Illinois divorce, the court determines asset distribution and debt allocation based on “equitable distribution.” As the term implies, equitable means fair, not equal. This flexible system means that separating spouses may not receive a strict 50/50 split. The court considers multiple factors when determining equitable distribution: Duration of the marriage The earning abilities ...
    • Divorcing as a Business Owner: What You Need to Know

      Divorce can be complicated and, for business owners, it can be even more difficult to navigate as you begin to untangle and divide certain assets and liabilities. In Illinois, once property is classified as separate or marital and assigned a value, it will be distributed among both parties. This can be fairly straightforward when it comes to bank accounts, but a little hairy when it comes to a ...

    Property Division

    The latest posts for Property Division are listed below.
    • VA Home Loans & Your Divorce

      One of the first and most important steps in the divorce process is deciding which spouse is going to keep the family home. This helps a divorcing couple decide who is responsible for paying the mortgage during and after the divorce. However, if the home was purchased using a VA loan, this process can get a little more complicated. VA Home Loans A veteran may be eligible for a loan if they served ...
    • How Does Inheritance Affect the Equitable Distribution Process?

      In an Illinois divorce, the court determines asset distribution and debt allocation based on “equitable distribution.” As the term implies, equitable means fair, not equal. This flexible system means that separating spouses may not receive a strict 50/50 split. The court considers multiple factors when determining equitable distribution: Duration of the marriage The earning abilities ...
    • Timeshares & Divorce | Illinois Divorce Attorneys

      For some married couples, timeshares are a vacation paradise and a romantic home away from home. For many others, however, timeshares represent a misguided purchase that is notoriously difficult to sell. Typically, a timeshare allows multiple people to own the same property and utilize it for established periods of time during the year. While the idea is sound, the reality is a little less grand. ...
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