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What you need to know about minor child guardianships

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Are you thinking of becoming a guardian to a minor child? If so, here is what you need to know. The court usually approves guardianships for minors You need to be at least 18 years of age and be a US resident to qualify for guardianship Guardianships protect the interests of the minor child. For…
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The versatility of family lawyers

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A family lawyer deals with the legal concerns that often occur in family-related issues and domestic relationships. Divorce, child custody, and support, alimony, division of property, are some of the more common situations where family layers can provide great value and expertise. A variety of other legal and quasi-legal matters and experiences can affect families…
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Division of property

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The division of property after divorce, also known as division of the marital estate, can be a contentious issue. In its basic form, it consists of a court decision regarding the equitable division of the couple’s assets and liabilities. Several issues are typically considered by a judge when determining the fairness of the division of…
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Can I take my child out of state if I have custody?

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There are times when a parent must relocate. They may be moving for work or to care for a sick family member. Whatever the case, They must adhere to Illinois law for child relocation. The Notice If the parent has equal parenting time or majority parenting time, they must comply with the Illinois Relocation law.…
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All about alimony

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Alimony is the court-ordered financial provision for one of the former spouses after a divorce is finalized. Every case is different, and the court decides on the amount, if any, of alimony. Typically, a judge will look at the following factors: How much monthly income each former spouse can reasonably earn. What will each former…
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What is a paternity order?

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This is an order that the court makes establishing that a man is the father of a child. Paternity orders are vital for spouses that seek child support or want to apply for benefits. You can apply for a paternity order against a man who: Has been married to you, but the marriage was dissolved…
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Different ways to establish paternity

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Establishing paternity is a great way to claim an active and ongoing role as a biological parent to your child. Here are two different ways you can establish paternity. Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity This is a consent form that both parents signs when a child is born so that you can be added to the…
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How a competent family attorney can help you

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For a variety of reasons, many people cringe when they think that they may need to contact a lawyer. This is understandable in some cases, but have you considered the many positive benefits of partnering with a wise and competent family attorney? Here are a few reasons to think about: First, if you are dealing…
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