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March 10, 2017

Facts about Spousal Maintenance in Illinois

Divorce Finances, Illinois spousal support



We understand that the availability of spousal maintenance can be a considerable factor in whether a spouse wishes to pursue divorce. If there is an income disparity between divorcing spouses, spousal maintenance may be available. For the lesser-earning spouse, knowing that spousal maintenance is available and at what level may give the spouse more security when deciding […]

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January 10, 2017

Can You Divorce Away Marital Debt?

Divorce Finances



Money and debt are two of the biggest causes of divorce. For many of our clients dividing debt between spouses is one of the most stressful aspects of the divorce process. Parties often disagree as to who should be responsible for paying off debt after the divorce is final. Debts most commonly have to be divided are: […]

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November 18, 2016

Dating and Divorce

Divorce



At some point after you separate from your spouse, you will probably have the desire to begin dating. In 2016, dating often includes creating a profile on an online dating site. Before you make one, you should consider the following points and contact a DuPage County family law attorney for individualized advice. First, dating while you […]

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November 11, 2016

Mediation Versus Litigation When Divorcing

Mediation



Divorces are messy. In the event that things end amicably for a couple, there is an out of court solution to agreeing on property division and the like. This process is called mediation. Mediation is a process where a neutral party helps a divorcing couple come to an agreement about how they will separate assets, and even […]

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January 19, 2016

Division of Property: Ramifications of Moving out of the Family Home during Divorce

Division of Property, Divorce Finances



When you are going through a divorce or approaching the beginning of marital dissolution, the separation of family items and assets can be both one of the most emotionally difficult and legally contentious part of the process. The family home – usually part of the division of property negotiations – is one of the most important assets […]

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December 21, 2015

Can Mediation Help You Settle Your Divorce?

Mediation



Divorces can be difficult cases to resolve because the issues are deeply personal and the stakes are so high. However, most people will be happier with a solution they have a role in creating than a solution imposed by a court order. Mediation can help spouses resolve their differences and create a solution that works for everyone. […]

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October 9, 2015

Should You Consider Divorce Mediation?

Mediation



Even amicable divorces can involve a certain level of stress and confusion. This is especially true in cases that involve children or a high net worth of assets. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the divorce rate in the United States is 3.6 per 1,000 people, which is more than half the rate of […]

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