• Timeline for Divorce Cases in Chicago

    If you are facing a divorce, you likely have questions, and one of those questions is how long the process is going to take. While there is not a simple answer to this question because every divorce is different, there are some fundamentals that universally apply and that will help you better understand the probable timeline for your divorce. If you have divorce concerns, consult with an experienced Chicago divorce attorney today. The Divorce Process When it comes to divorce,[...]

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  • Inventory Your Property Before Filing for Divorce

    One of the most important components of your divorce is the division of your marital property. This division can have a profound effect on you and your children’s future financials, and it should, therefore, receive the careful attention it deserves. If you are preparing to file for divorce, it’s in your best interest to consult with an experienced Chicago divorce attorney before doing so. The Division of Marital Property In the State of Illinois, your marital property refers to those[...]

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  • Why is it Important to Establish Paternity?

    There are many different reasons that a party might want to establish paternity, from a parent who is seeking to be allocated parental responsibilities or a parent seeking child support, to a child who wants to know more about his or her health history or who may be entitled to certain benefits through the parent. Any of these parties may seek to establish paternity in situations in which there is an alleged father, which the Illinois Parentage Act defines as[...]

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  • Are College Expenses Part of Child Support After a Divorce?

    Many parents in the Chicago area who get divorced have minor children from the marriage at the time of the divorce. When there are minor children from a marriage, Illinois law says that both parents are responsible for contributing to the child support obligation. Under the Illinois “income shares” model, a court calculates a total child support obligation based on both parents’ incomes, and then it assigns each parent a portion of that obligation based on their income, total number[...]

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  • Do I Need an Appraiser in My Divorce Case?

    Are you planning to file for divorce in the near future? One of the major points of contention and disagreement in many Chicago divorce cases is the classification and distribution of marital property. If you own any items or assets that you believe have a high market value, it is likely a good idea to include an appraiser in your divorce case. While it may be easy enough to determine the current market value of certain assets without the help[...]

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