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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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Same-Sex Divorce: Is The Process Different?

Some aspects of same-sex divorces are similar to traditional divorces. However, sometimes same-sex divorces can have additional legal issues, including but not limited to: the validity of the marriage, when and where the marriage began, what rules exist with regard to the couples’ finances, if both spouses are legal parents, and/or why it’s important to …

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