How to Determine Spousal Maintenance in Illinois

The divorce process is oftentimes very complex. Each divorce is different, so each situation will go down different avenues and will produce different results. Many divorce cases will include spousal support; yet, other cases will not allow it.

For each marriage that includes spousal support, there is no way to estimate the exact amount without considering child support, combined gross income, and so-called “multiple family situation.” Divorce is not a “one size fits all” type of situation.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Handling a Guardian Ad Litem

There are many divorce and family law cases where a guardian ad litem is appointed to sit in on a case on behalf of the divorcing couple’s child or children. In most guardianship cases, the guardian ad litem can be appointed at no cost, or volunteers from the Community Law Program at Loyola’s Law School can be appointed.

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Change of Marriage Statistics in the 2010’s

Marriage has been considered a monumental rite of passage for many decades. Yet despite couples marrying each year, no matter the age, the number of marriages in general has declined.

Some people are breaking away from social norms and opt to cohabit, while others have not yet met “the one” and are focused on their careers. In theory, there are a lot of differing opinions on the idea of marriage and its effect on others.

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Disestablishment of Paternity in Illinois

The birth of a child is a great milestone in one’s life. Typically, both parents are excited and eager bring their bundle of joy into the world. However, in many cases, there are childbirths that bring about legal affairs, including lack of knowledge of the biological father, or the unwillingness of one to pay child support. There is a possibility that each parent may disestablish paternity if there is belief that the alleged father is not actually the legal parent.

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High Asset Divorce Also Has Its Issues

There are times when divorce is a necessary step couples must take in order to promote a better life between both parties. However, if a couple’s divorce includes high assets or no assets at all, the process can be financially and emotionally straining.

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How Postnuptial Agreements Can Save a Marriage

Getting married is one of the most exciting milestones in a person’s life. Yet there are many costs that should be evaluated.

Finances, one of the greatest factors to consider, must be analyzed—especially when one or both parties is getting married for a second time and has children from a previous relationship.

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How to Apply for a Civil Union License

Applying for a civil union license is very similar to applying for a marriage license. Like marriage, both partners have to appear at the county clerk’s office and fill out an application with several questions listed. However, there are several differences that separate the two into different meanings.

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Steps to Take When Filing for Divorce

Divorce is inarguably one of the most painful times in a person’s life, both financially and emotionally. Yet before legally finalizing a divorce, there are several steps each spouse must take in order to make the process as painless as possible.

With the help of an experienced divorce attorney, the divorce process can go smoothly and efficiently.

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Myths About Domestic Violence

Establishing a place to live with loved ones can be an exciting time in one’s life, especially if an individual has just married. However, finding oneself victim to domestic violence can result in a frightening and desperate situation.

Even though there are many organizations that have helped decrease the statistics of domestic violence, far too many cases are still in existence. Domestic violence is a serious issue that has often been taken too lightly.

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Cooperation Requirements for Child Support

Depending on how strong a relationship is between a father and a mother, the level of interaction between parents can greatly impact a child’s quality of life. Moreover, the addition of child support payments and other parental responsibilities can play a heavy toll on finances and emotions for both the affected parents and the child.

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