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August 2017 Archives

Predicting property distribution in Illinois divorces

Divorce is a difficult decision for married people to make, but the process itself does not have to be difficult. Illinois has some of the simplest procedures for filing for divorce in the United States, with a 90-day residency requirement for the spouse filing for a fault or no-fault divorce.

Focusing on the well-being of your kids during divorce

The end of a marriage can be a stressful and challenging period for everyone involved. Now that you and your spouse have decided to take separate paths moving forward, you may have concerns about how the outcome of your divorce will impact your future, especially if you have children.

Illinois changes a key child support law

Nothing is more important during a divorce or separation than the best interests of a couple's children. Although there are several legal and mediating tools to determine what adults deserve, children are protected by family courts and other institutions safeguarding their rights.

Being single doesn't mean you don't need a will

Being young and single doesn't mean you don't need a will. Being young and single should be a big reason why you get a will created. Many young, single people like to live life to the fullest. They go on adventures that they might not get to enjoy at an older age. If they are able to, they travel the world. A will helps to protect your assets should die at a young age.

How to protect your family in your estate planning documents

Sitting down with a family law attorney to draft estate plan documents is a very difficult situation for some people. The thought of dying prevents a lot of people from doing this important task, leaving their loved ones in a tough spot upon their death. Putting these documents together now not only protects you should you become incapacitated, but it also protects your family and here's how.

Settled swiftly and simply: Skipping the stressful divorce

Just because you know your marriage isn't working any more doesn't mean that you want a long, drawn-out, painful divorce that involves a lot of fighting. Whether you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are hoping to end your marriage on good terms and even stay friends, or whether you both simply want to get the divorce process over with as quickly and painlessly as possible, a messy divorce rarely benefits anyone.