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Top 5 Things To Consider When Hiring A Divorce Attorney

If you are looking for a divorce attorney to represent your case, you are already aware that this can be an overwhelming and daunting task. The attorney you select will be trusted with your personal and financial information that you may not have shared before. They will take on many different roles throughout your case

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What Is Involved If I Want To Appeal My Divorce Case?

You should know if you want to appeal your divorce decision that divorce appeals are the least common form of litigation. In addition to uncommon, appealing your divorce is also not an easy process. Essentially, when you make an appeal, it states to the court that you are not happy with the previous court decision,

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Foreclosure Seems Inevitable – Do I Have Any More Options?

Options to Consider – An Overview Be proactive. If you have fallen behind on or expect to fall behind in your mortgage payments, you should definitely begin to consider options to save your home from foreclosure. You should also know that your lender wants to keep you in your home. You need to be organized,

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Same-Sex Divorce: Is The Process Different?

Some aspects of same-sex divorces are similar to traditional divorces. However, sometimes same-sex divorces can have additional legal issues, including but not limited to: the validity of the marriage, when and where the marriage began, what rules exist with regard to the couples’ finances, if both spouses are legal parents, and/or why it’s important to

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Did My Divorce Invalidate My Power of Attorney?

What is Power of Attorney? There are basically two types of Power of Attorney or POA. The first is “Immediate” and the second is “Springing”. An “Immediate” power of attorney becomes effective as soon as the person you have designated as capable of managing your financial affairs signs the document in the event you become

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The Divorce Decision Is Made, Now What Comes Next?

So, you have decided your best course of action is to dissolve your marriage with your spouse? Before you do anything, it’s important to get your ducks in a row. Determine what you own, what you owe and get a good idea of each party’s annual salary. Once you have a handle on your assets,

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Problems With a Neighbor’s Tree – What Should You Do?

Trees can be a beautiful feature on your property, but they can also cause legal problems for a homeowner. If the limbs of your tree hang over your neighbor’s property or block a view, your neighbor can pursue legal recourse. Likewise, if you have trees planted between your property and your neighbor’s property, and the

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How is Legal Paternity Established in Illinois?

When a child is born to unmarried parents, the father faces several hurdles related to his rights under Illinois law. A common misconception is that the execution of a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP) will grant visitation and custody rights to the father. The fact is, a VAP does not provide any protection and only

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Who Gets the Diamond? How Assets are Divided During Divorce

Illinois law requires that property in a divorce be divided equitably, but that does not necessarily mean that it will be equal. Some couples agree on how to divide what they own while other couples need the help of an attorney or a mediator to come to a settlement. Couples who are unable to come

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How Does the Probate Process Work?

The probate process in Illinois is a legal procedure supervised by the court that is sometimes needed after the death of a loved one. It is used to make it absolutely clear who will inherit the property of the deceased and to make sure that all of their taxes and debts are paid. The executor

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Prepaid Legal Services for Divorce: Why This Is Not a Good Idea

Prepaid legal services are growing in popularity and are often offered as an employee benefit in the United States. Like insurance, prepaid legal services allow you to pay a set amount monthly to help cover costs for future legal issues. Although minimal help is available through these services, some people try to use them to

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