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What are the Benefits and Limitations of a Legal Separation?

If you are considering the benefits and limitations of a legal separation instead of a divorce in Chicago, it is important to understand the pros and cons. Like divorce, most legal matters pertaining to legal separation…

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How Can I Avoid Paying High Taxes on Alimony?

Anyone in Chicago who gets divorced and is required to pay alimony—known as spousal maintenance or support under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA)—should know that they will have to pay taxes on…

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Am I Entitled to Receive Spousal Support?

If you are thinking about filing for divorce or know that your spouse will be filing soon, you are likely thinking about the financial aspects of the divorce and whether spousal maintenance will come into play…

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Reasons Why You Should Not Stay in a Bad Marriage

Are you thinking about divorce in Chicago, but routinely having second thoughts for reasons that are not necessarily helpful to your own well-being or happiness? There are many reasons that people remain in marriages that are…

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Changes to Illinois Spousal Maintenance Law in the New Year

Beginning on January 1, 2019, the way that spousal maintenance payments are taxed under federal law will change. This change is likely to have a significant financial impact for divorcing couples in Chicago and throughout the…

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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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