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How Do I Get Temporary Support Until My Divorce Is Final?

Divorce agreements commonly include orders for alimony and/or child support, but the divorce process can take months, or even years, to complete. So what do you do if you can’t wait that long to pay your bills? Fortunately, you can file a petition for temporary relief. Once the court receives the proper form (which varies,

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Child Support Changes In Illinois

Child Support Changes In Illinois

In the past, when a couple with children got divorced, one parent (the non-custodial parent) would be made to pay child support to the custodial parent. But in 2016, Illinois changed its divorce law to exclude titles like “custodial” and “non-custodial.” Instead there is only “parental responsibilities” and also “parenting time,” which get divvied up

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Divorcing Couples

What Divorcing Couples Should Know About A Jointly-Owned Business

In 2007, the Census Bureau estimated that approximately 3.7 million businesses were co-owned by spouses, and as more people start their own businesses, that number has likely only gone up. That’s great if couples can successfully work together, but what if you get divorced? Can the business survive? Do one or both of you need

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How is Social Media a Contributing Factor in Divorces Today?

Social media has quickly grown from something only a few college kids did to something that impacts every area of our lives – from our jobs to our ability to obtain a loan and, yes, even our divorces. One of the most common pieces of advice regarding social media is to refrain from posting anything

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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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