Do I need a lawyer to help me draft a will?

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Whether or not you need a lawyer to help you draft a will depends on the nature and complexity of your assets. When preparing a will, it is important for you to meet basic procedural requirements, such as making witnesses sign the necessary documents. With some careful reading and research, it is possible to draft…
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Should you have a child custody lawyer?

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Divorce can be messy and if you have kids, it can add another dimension into the mix. There are some things to take into consideration when deciding whether to hire a child custody lawyer. First, if your ex-partner has one you should definitely consider hiring a child custody lawyer to sort out the finer details…
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What’s an uncontested divorce?

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Divorce doesn’t always have to be a messy battle. Every now and then, an uncontested divorce — a clean separation with total agreement on both sides — occurs. For example, a marriage can end on friendly terms, leading to lack of hostility between partners. For those special instances, an uncontested divorce allows for a clean…
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Why hire an adoption lawyer?

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If you’re planning to adopt a child, hiring an experienced adoption lawyer can help you to provide the insight and counsel you need to better understand and smooth out the process. Reviewing the paperwork, interpreting adoption law, and estimating costs are all part of the skillset of a competent and knowledgeable adoption lawyer. Depending on…
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Are you eligible for alimony?

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If you played the role of the caregiver in your home and were the only partner without an income, or if you were earning a small salary without enough to support yourself, you are eligible for alimony after your divorce. You can petition for alimony as you file for your divorce. It takes a while…
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Do you need a divorce lawyer?

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If your marriage hits the rocks and both parties decide to end the relationship, you can either decide to have a contested or uncontested divorce. Either way, hiring a divorce lawyer comes with its fair share of benefits. A divorce lawyer will help you file the paperwork and ensure that all parties involved adhere to…
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Understanding the Allocation of Parenting Time in Illinois

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At Granholm & Gynac in Joliet, we often get questions about child custody. This often contentious issue, now known as allocation of parenting responsibilities and allocation of parenting time in Illinois can be fraught with concern and frustration. Getting answers to common questions can help you understand custody and can help allay concerns and fears…
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