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December 2017 Archives

Is a civil union a viable alternative to marriage?

A civil union is a way by which Illinois couples can legally establish their relationship with each other without getting married. Illinois law allows both same-sex and heterosexual couples to enter into a civil union, and while it is not the same thing as a legal marriage, there are things you may need to know about the laws that dictate how civil unions work.

How is marital property divided in Illinois divorces?

It may be emotionally difficult to handle the end of a marriage, but there are ways of making the process easier so you can move on with your life. One of the best allies that a person can have during this time is an attorney to represent your interests.

What does it mean to apply for child custody in Illinois?

When a person is going through a divorce, it is often difficult to think of anyone going through something worse. Yet for spouses with children, there is something worse happening: One or more children are losing their stability, their expectations and their family.

Tax code changes may effect estate planning

Observers of tax changes are paying close attention to the federal government's recent focus on rewriting the tax code. If it becomes law, the new code will certainly affect deductions on charitable contributions and medical expenses, while it is also likely that estate planners will find changes as well.