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Can I Be Required to Pay for College and Post-Minority Support After My Divorce?

Is Post-Minority Support Unconstitutional? Divorcing with college-age children may lead to the inevitable question of who will pay for college expenses of the child. In Illinois, Section 513 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act controls this question. Section 513 provides that the Court may require either party to contribute to the educational …

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How Are the “Best Interests of the Children” Determined?

When a couple with children decides to get divorced, the first question is usually: how will it affect the children? In most cases, everyone wants what’s best for the children, including the court, but what, exactly, does that mean? And how does a court determine what’s in the best interests of the children? Ideally, the …

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You’re Getting Married and Your Future Spouse Has an Adopted Child, What Does This Mean for You?

While getting married and having kids is great, and relatively straightforward from a legal perspective, life doesn’t always go that smoothly. Sometimes the kids come before marriage, whether from a prior relationship or through adoption. So what does that mean for you if you’re about to become the newest addition to an existing family? Marrying …

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When Your Spouse Refuses to Participate in the Divorce Process

The best-case scenario for a divorce is an uncontested divorce, in which both parties agree to the dissolution of the marriage and cooperate in the dividing of marital property and determining things like alimony and custody (if necessary). But sometimes one spouse refuses to participate in the divorce process, making it difficult to complete the …

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