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Can My Spouse Lease Out Our Rental Property Without My Consent During a Divorce?

The answer to this question, simply put, is no. When it comes to owning property, a married couple has to abide by the same rules that two business partners would, which means you both have to get the other person’s permission to take any action involving your property. Basic Facts Under Illinois law, all property …

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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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Four Tips If You Are Dealing With A Name Change Due To Divorce At Tax Time

What does divorce and changing my name have to do with filing my tax return? It could mean the difference between the timely return of your refund. It is also wise to know exactly what to address as you move forward with a name change. The following topics will be helpful if you divorced during …

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What Information Needs To Be Included For The Parenting Plan Required By The State Of Illinois?

New Parenting Laws for 2016 Now that we know that the State of Illinois refers to “Custody” as “Allocation of Parental Responsibilities” as established by 2016 state law, we can move forward to outline how two parents can arrange parenting responsibilities for their children and enter their agreement within the court system, known as a …

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Abolishment of Heartbalm Actions ( a/k/a Alienation Of Affection)

What is Alienation of Affection? Simply defined, Alienation of Affection is a legal action initiated by a deserted spouse against a third party, who may be responsible for the failure of a marriage. The defendant is typically the other spouse’s love interest, although cases have involved third parties who are family members, advisors, therapists and …

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Quick Guide To The New Illinois Custody Laws For 2016 PART TWO – POST-JUDGMENT ISSUES

As we touched on in Part One of this series, several things have changed in Illinois Divorce Law as it relates to Illinois custody laws. See below for a summary on the changes affecting how cases are handled after there has been a custody judgment already in place. Abuse of Parental Allocation These situations arise …

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Quick Guide To The New Illinois Custody Laws For 2016 – Part One

Several things have changed in Illinois Divorce Law as it relates to child custody laws beginning in January 2016. As a result of the new custody laws, a quick guide for parents, including information on time allocated to children of divorced parents, is provided here as a convenient reference. PART ONE – NEW DIVORCE/CUSTODY CASES …

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Professional Evaluations and Parental Allocation

If you’ve ever found yourself in a highly contentious situation with your current spouse or ex about parenting time or perhaps a modification of your former divorce agreement, you’ve likely heard or experienced first-hand that court battles over children are not easy. Often times, attorneys will recommend the use of experts in order to strengthen …

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Tips For Making Your Divorce Easier On Your Older Kids

Just because your children may be older, going through a divorce can still cause them stress and anxiety. It’s important that you have realistic expectations regarding how your older children will react through the process of a divorce. Older children experience similar feelings as younger children when faced with a parental divorce. Anger, sadness and …

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