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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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Why Contract for Deed is Good for the Buyer, Bad for the Seller

A contract for deed is an agreement for buying property without going to a mortgage lender. The buyer agrees to pay the seller monthly payments, and the deed is turned over to the buyer when all payments have been made. It is simpler and cheaper than getting a mortgage yourself, but it isn’t risk free.

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Dangers of Social Media During a Divorce

There are many legal and emotional reasons that you should be cautious of social media during a divorce. Today’s technology and social media outlets have drastically changed the aspects of our daily lives. Unfortunately, divorce is no different. You don’t necessarily have to totally unplug, but you need to be aware of the potential, and possibly

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How to Purchase Investment Property That Has Legal Issues

So, you have decided to make the biggest financial decision of your whole life by buying an investment property. However, you have concerns about the legal issues that others have had in recent years. Maybe the property is underwater, or the rental income doesn’t cover all of the expenses associated with the property, or maybe

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