Category: Family Law Attorney

Equitable Distribution In Divorce In Illinois
Posted June 08, 2021

Equitable distribution in divorce, according to the Illinois divorce laws, involves dividing the marital assets that were acquired during the marriage. All states except California, Arizona, Nevada, Louisiana, Idaho, New Mexico, Wisconsin, and Washington follow the equal distribution principles. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act require all marital property obtained during the course […]

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5 Common Illinois Family Law Questions Answered By Family Law Attorney
Posted April 27, 2021

What type of family law issue is considered an emergency by the court? Something that you can bring an emergency petition to the court for, needs to have immediate and irreparable harm. The issue needs to be such a detriment to the party that without court intervention there’s no chance to recover from that injury.  […]

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Spousal Support and Tax Implications
Posted October 30, 2019

As part of the divorce agreement, a higher-earning spouse provides alimony to a lower-earning spouse so living standards can be maintained and expenses such as education, healthcare, or job loss can be covered. Previously, alimony was tax-deductible – but not anymore. The New Tax Laws Both the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 […]

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Child Custody under the Uniform Child Custody Act (UCCA)
Posted August 28, 2019

When individuals are going through divorce proceedings, there is usually a split achieved for property and financial assets, but one area of concern is how to approach matters of child custody. To simplify it, the State of Illinois has adopted the Uniform Child Custody Act (UCCA). It provides for a legal way to manage custody […]

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