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Abolishment of Heartbalm Actions ( a/k/a Alienation Of Affection)

What is Alienation of Affection? Simply defined, Alienation of Affection is a legal action initiated by a deserted spouse against a third party, who may be responsible for the failure of a marriage. The defendant is typically the other spouse’s love interest, although cases have involved third parties who are family members, advisors, therapists and

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5 Myths About A Prenuptial Agreement Debunked

Prenuptial Agreement Defined Prenuptial agreement is defined as an agreement between two parties who intend to marry, and basically outlines how the couple will manage assets, debts and other financial aspects during the marriage and in the event the couple splits. The agreement goes into effect the day the couple is married. Reasons for a

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Quick Guide To The New Illinois Custody Laws For 2016 – Part One

Several things have changed in Illinois Divorce Law as it relates to child custody laws beginning in January 2016. As a result of the new custody laws, a quick guide for parents, including information on time allocated to children of divorced parents, is provided here as a convenient reference. PART ONE – NEW DIVORCE/CUSTODY CASES

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Professional Evaluations and Parental Allocation

If you’ve ever found yourself in a highly contentious situation with your current spouse or ex about parenting time or perhaps a modification of your former divorce agreement, you’ve likely heard or experienced first-hand that court battles over children are not easy. Often times, attorneys will recommend the use of experts in order to strengthen

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Domestic Violence During The Holidays – When To Seek Help

As we approach the holiday season, there is excitement in the air! However, with the busy schedules and activities the holidays are also a time of great stress. Unfortunately, many things can trigger a stressful reaction that can occur from family members, partners and children. If you are in a relationship that is defined as

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Do I Need A Lawyer to Get a Restraining Order?

A Restraining Order, also known as an Order of Protection, is a civil order issued by a court that is designed to protect you from being harmed, abused or harassed by an abuser. It can also keep an abuser from the scene of domestic violence, which may include your home or where you work. If

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Tips For Making Your Divorce Easier On Your Older Kids

Just because your children may be older, going through a divorce can still cause them stress and anxiety. It’s important that you have realistic expectations regarding how your older children will react through the process of a divorce. Older children experience similar feelings as younger children when faced with a parental divorce. Anger, sadness and

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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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