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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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What happens after you file an order of protection?

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If you believe you or your children are in danger, you can file for an emergency order of protection. Once you file, the following happens: The perpetrator (person abusing you) is served with your complaint and a hearing date set. You and your defendant will testify, and you must prove they abused you or your…
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When you need a neutral voice

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If you were watching your favorite sports team in action, you wouldn’t be happy if the visiting coach was acting as referee, umpire, or line judge! Neutrality is expected in such circumstances. This action is described in a dictionary as ‘impartiality: the state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict or disagreement’.…
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