Relocating With Your Child After An Illinois Divorce

In most circumstances, children benefit from close and consistent contact with both of their parents. Illinois law recognizes this fact and has relocation guidelines in place to protect the child’s best interests. Of course, there are circumstances in which a move might benefit the child – a parent may find a better job, have an […]

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Tips For Minimizing Stress During Your Divorce

Couples often dread the process of divorce because they fear the possibility of bitter fights over who gets what and heated arguments over child-related matters. Yet, every day, there are couples who divorce with minimal stress and little to no contention. If you are planning for divorce (or have been putting it off out of fear), the […]

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Illinois Offers Workplace Protection For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Each year, more than 10 million women and men experience physical abuse from an intimate partner. That amounts to about 20 victims per minute. Many leave their abusers. Others do not. All of them are offered similar protections and services, including the workplace protection for domestic violence victims. If you or someone you love is facing a […]

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Understanding The Basics Of Spousal Support In Illinois

Not every divorce will include an award of alimony (also known as spousal support), but those that do generally involve spouses who have an income disparity, or a spouse that is unable to support themselves. If you believe you may be entitled to spousal support, or if you are concerned over what a request for spousal support […]

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Preparing For Adoption: Understanding The Home Study Process

Families who want to start or grow their family may turn to adoption for any number of reasons, and every adoption experience is unique. However, there are similarities from one adoptive family to the next. For example, all must navigate through a legally complex process to get from prospective adoptive family to a happy and complete one. […]

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Could Divorce Actually Boost Happiness in the Long Run?

While divorce is far from a pleasant process, a new study suggests that, in some cases, it may actually boost your long-term happiness. This was especially true for women who had low-quality marriages to begin with. So, if you are thinking about filing for divorce, but are worried about what the future may hold, the […]

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Understanding The Basics Of Child Support In Illinois

Illinois state law provides for the needs of children by imposing a financial obligation on both parents. This applies, regardless of whether or not the parents were ever married. If you are a parent seeking child support, or are preparing for a divorce, the following information can help you understand the basics of how child support […]

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Children Continue To Reap Benefits From Recent Family Law Changes In Illinois

Enacted at the beginning of 2016, several modifications were made to Illinois’ family laws. Those that affect children – now known as parenting time (visitation) and the allocation of parental responsibilities (custody) were among some of the most drastically altered. Some feared these changes. Others wondered why they were made. Most moved forward with uncertainty. With […]

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Despite Initial Regrets, Most Divorcees Feel They Made The Right Decision

The decision to divorce is not one easily made. There are weeks, months, and sometimes years of grappling with complex emotions, including fear, anxiety, and overwhelming sadness. Then there is the time that is spent considering how the divorce will affect any mutual children. Some couples continue to stall with moving forward as they ponder […]

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