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Some Grey Divorce Issues in Illinois

Partially because the marriage rate has declined, the divorce rate has dropped somewhat since 2000. The number of over-50 divorces, or grey divorces, has bucked this overall trend, however. This figure has doubled since 1990. Longer…

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Five Important Property Division Factors in Illinois

When it comes to property division, the Prairie State is an equitable division jurisdiction. “Equitable” is not necessarily the same thing as “equal,” but there is a presumption that the divorce must not be an unfair…

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What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order in Illinois Divorce Law?

Even if you are many years away from leaving the workforce, your retirement benefits may be an issue now if you are going through Illinois divorce. Often, these accounts are among the most valuable assets involved…

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Dividing Retirement Plans in Your Divorce

As you many know, when you file for divorce in Illinois, any marital property—both assets and debts acquired during the marriage—will be subject to division. Under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA), assets…

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New “Pet Custody” Law Takes Effect in Illinois

Who gets “custody” of the dog or cat in the event of a Chicago divorce? Can a judge enter an allocation judgment that is similar to an allocation of parental responsibilities, or are family dogs, cats,…

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