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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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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? 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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What Are the Types of Maintenance/Alimony in The State of Illinois? What If I Want to Change Them?

In the state of Illinois, maintenance, also known as alimony, can be awarded to a spouse either by agreement between the parties or court-ordered by a judge in the dissolution of a marriage or a legal separation. ?The judge decides what type of maintenance the spouse will receive, the amount of time they will receive …

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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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