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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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5 Things to Remember if You Intend on Buying Rental Property

Buying rental property can be a great way to build your wealth. There a very few differences between buying your own home and buying rental property. Here are a few things you need to know before you begin investing in real estate. Do Your Homework This part can be difficult because you might not know

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Medical Marijuana In Illinois: What Are My Rights?

Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program The Compassionate Use Act in Illinois, a pilot program, legalizes the use of marijuana to those who are registered as “qualifying individuals” and caregivers.” Put simply, the Act makes the use and sale of marijuana, also known medically as cannabis, legal in the State of Illinois. However, under federal law,

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4 Ways To Make Visitation After Divorce Bearable

Divorce, as well as visitation after divorce, is a difficult experience and it takes a toll on all family members, especially children. Parents need to collaborate and continue to parent together for the sake of their children, making them feel comfortable about the new arrangements. The more cooperation parents can establish regarding decisions involving their

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