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What is the Difference Between Annulment and Divorce?

A divorce and an annulment have the same result: they both end a marriage. But there is a difference between the two. With a divorce, you are still considered to have been previously married. With an annulment, it’s like the marriage never existed. Some people end up in awkward situations where all they want is

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Do I Need a Financial Power of Attorney?

If you have income or property, a Financial Power of Attorney can be an essential tool for you. It is especially important if you are ill and are worried that your illness may hinder you from handling your own financial affairs. Why Should I Sign a Financial Power of Attorney? Signing a Financial Power of

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How Do I Protect My Credit Score During a Divorce?

Although we understand that divorce can be exhausting mentally, emotionally, and physically; it is essential to keep your financial matters in order and not let unnecessary financial stress add to your exhaustion. Your marital status does not have a direct impact on your credit report, so filing for divorce will not directly affect your credit

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How to Get Your Affairs in Order

Most people really don’t like to think about making a will. They don’t like talking about a DNR (do not resuscitate order). And they really don’t like to talk about planning a funeral. But it is advised that ALL people plan for these events, and when you live alone or become terminally ill, these items

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When Is It Too Late to Get a Postnuptial Agreement?

The answer to this question is: it’s never too late. A common misconception by many couples is that nuptial agreements can only be made before the wedding (prenuptial). While a prenuptial agreement is most widely recommended, couples who are already married can still draw up a valid marital contract, known as a postnuptial agreement. Much

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What Not to Do When Getting a Divorce

Anyone who has been through it can tell you: divorce is not easy. Tension is high and couples can make bad decisions in the heat of the moment. With the vast amount of financial, emotional, and practical details that have to be sorted out, it’s not a surprise that some couples make critical mistakes with

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DUI Law in Illinois: What Are The Penalties For a First Offense?

As with any criminal law charge, a person charged with a DUI is presumed innocent until proven guilty. If the person is found guilty, the penalty will depend on state law as well as other circumstances (such as the presence of open containers of alcohol in the car) and if the defendant cooperates with the

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Maintenance and Alimony: What Can I Expect in the State of Illinois?

Alimony, spousal support and maintenance all refer to the same thing. They are payments granted to one spouse, paid by the other spouse. As you start the divorce process, it’s necessary to know the basic principles of alimony. Who is entitled to alimony in Illinois, and what are the criteria for awarding it? Alimony may

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