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How Assets Are Divided During a Divorce Case in Illinois

A divorce involves tough decisions and discussions that ex-spouses may not be able to handle on their own. This includes fair division of property the couple shared before and during their marriage. Since Illinois is not a community property state, marital assets are split 50/50 between both spouses, regardless of the circumstances. However, court officials decide what is equitable distribution based on specific cases and certain aspects can affect their decision. During such cases, a property is categorized in the following ways: Marital Pr... Read more

How You Should Explain Child Custody to Your Children Post-Divorce

Divorce can split apart families – even after proceedings are over and done with. Children are affected the most in any divorce, but their suffering can be reduced. Even though the conversation is going to be far from pleasant, discussing the divorce with them as well as why mom and dad are parenting in separate homes can help them adjust to their new situation faster. While custody affects everyone involved in the family, it affects children the most since they have to adjust to changing living arrangements. What you say and how you ... Read more

What You Need to Know About Spousal Maintenance in Illinois

In almost any divorce case in Illinois, maintenance is a pressing concern for both spouses – no matter who is receiving the support. Also known as spousal support or alimony, the aim of this law is to reduce the economic impact of the split on the spouse who cannot support himself/herself on their current wages. Maintenance is supposed to help them get back on their feet post-divorce. However, it must help them maintain the lifestyle they are accustomed to as well. How a Judge Decides Whether Spousal Maintenance Is Necessary While changes... Read more

Top 3 Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Attorney in Illinois

Whether you are buying or selling a property in Naperville, Illinois, think of it as the biggest transaction you will ever make in your life. Cutting down on expenses should be at the top of your list – in case you find out you must pay for repairs the seller ‘forgot’ to mention before closing the deal. In this case, there is nothing you can do about it after you have signed the deal. So do the smart thing and hire an attorney who can discover such issues before they become financial liabilities. Here are just some ways a real estate atto... Read more

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