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How Do I Get Temporary Support Until My Divorce Is Final?

Divorce agreements commonly include orders for alimony and/or child support, but the divorce process can take months, or even years, to complete. So what do you do if you can’t wait that long to pay your bills? Fortunately, you can file a petition for temporary relief. Once the court receives the proper form (which varies, …

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Divorcing Couples

What Divorcing Couples Should Know About A Jointly-Owned Business

In 2007, the Census Bureau estimated that approximately 3.7 million businesses were co-owned by spouses, and as more people start their own businesses, that number has likely only gone up. That’s great if couples can successfully work together, but what if you get divorced? Can the business survive? Do one or both of you need …

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Who Can Claim Children As Dependents

Who Can Claim Children As Dependents? What To Do When Your Divorce Does Not Specify

Illinois marital and divorce law was recently changed to redefine “custody” as “parenting time.” Under the new law, the parenting time is split between the parents. In most cases, one parent ends up with the majority of the parenting time (determining which party gets the most parenting time depends on a number of factors to …

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Can I Get Granted Visitation Rights to My Step-Children if Their Parent and I Divorce?

Parental Responsibility cases can be ugly between divorcing biological parents. But when a biological parent and a step-parent get divorced, does that step-parent have legal visitation rights? The answer depends on what state you live in. In general, step-parents seeking visitation rights are facing an uphill battle if the biological parent is still living and …

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