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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

How Child Support Is Calculated in Illinois

A divorce can be devastating for all members of the family, but none more so than the children. Child support can ensure children get enough financial support for their education and basic needs. However, Illinois laws have undergone changes in this regard, which disputing parents should be aware of. Old vs. New Child Support Law According to past child support law, the amount for child support included a specific minimum percentage of the net income of the parent who did not have custody, irrespective of the amount they earned. According to th... Read more

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