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Concerned About Attorney’s Fees During Divorce?

Barb Sherer discusses what other options you have during divorce that will help cut down on your attorney’s fees. You have many options during your divorce. One of them is mediation. During this process, you work together to determine parenting time and so on.   Sherer Law Offices in Edwardsville, Illinois is sincerely committed to

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LGBTQ Rights in Illinois

LGBTQ Rights in Illinois

Family law for the LGBTQ community drastically changed with the landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on June 26, 2015. This is the day the Court ordered that every state must recognize same-sex marriage. Up to this point, same-sex marriage caused inconsistency and confusion from state to state. With the supreme court decision,

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Does Cohabitation End Spousal Support?

Your divorce is final. All the judgements have been entered, the custody battles have ended, and the support payments have started. You are eager to move on with your life and find someone new to spend your time with. If you depend on your support payments, you must be careful if things begin to get

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What I Need to Know If This is My Second or Third Marriage

There is no doubt that marriage is harder than ever. A new bride will gain more than a husband, as if the groom has been married before, the bride might find herself married to his alimony and child support payments as well. A groom might suddenly be a stepfather if the bride has children from

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What to Do When an Executor Fails to Carry Out the Will

An executor’s job is to carry out the will, meaning he or she will execute the will and handle the estate of the deceased by carrying out their wishes. This can include paying debts and taxes and distributing the assets to the beneficiaries in accordance to the instructions of the will. It is the responsibility of

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Abuse of Allocated Parenting Time in The State Of Illinois

In this video, Barbara Sherer shares some of the highlights and changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution Act that took place in January 2016. She is particularly focusing on the abuse of allocated parenting time. For example, if you are being denied parenting time, you need to reach out to the other parent showing

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Why Would You Do Legal Separation?

Legal separation is defined as a court-ordered agreement between spouses that have chosen to live apart but stay legally married. Many couples separate when considering divorce or when they are trying to work out problems in their relationship. But, this is distinguishable from a formal legal separation. Legal separation is achieved via a formal and

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It’s September: How Will You Pay for College Next Year?

Today, a college education averages about $43,000 per year for a 4-year private school. The average for a 4-year public school is $19,000 per year. Tuition and fees at both levels continue to increase every year by 3%. Many of us don’t have a lot of cash lying around, which makes us wonder how we

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