Category: Family Law Attorney

Top Factors Considered in Illinois Spousal Support Determination
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Posted March 04, 2024

Navigating the complexities of spousal support determination in Illinois requires a deep understanding of the various factors the courts consider. Unlike child support, which often follows clear guidelines, spousal support assessment involves a nuanced evaluation of the circumstances surrounding the marriage and the financial needs of both parties. Here, we will explore the factors that […]

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Common Law Marriage Is Not Legal In Illinois – What To Know
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Posted June 26, 2023

Common law marriage has existed in the US since the 19th century. Today, approximately 10 states recognize common-law marriage. However, Illinois is not one of them. In this article, learn more about common-law marriage, then talk to our Schaumburg family law attorney for more information. What Is Common Law Marriage? Common law marriage is a […]

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Illinois Common-Law Marriage Is Illegal How To Protect Yourself
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Posted May 29, 2023

Common-law marriages are legal in some states, but Illinois is not one of them. However, there are ways that you can secure your rights in Illinois as a common-law couple, including the drafting of a cohabitation agreement with the assistance of your attorney. Keep reading to learn more on this subject, and if you have […]

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Dissolution of Marriage With Frozen Embryo
Posted September 12, 2022

The Second District Appellate Court recently handed down an opinion dealing with a highly unique issue in a dissolution of marriage case that could be likely to develop over the next several decades and will likely be referenced many times in the future. When you have complex marriage dissolution issues, make sure you are working […]

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What Is Equitable Distribution of Assets Between Spouses in Illinois?
Posted March 25, 2022

Marital property division or asset distribution is one of the most contentious parts of a divorce. In Illinois, couples who decide to split up can divide their property independently. However, in the event the former couple cannot reach a consensus regarding the division of assets, you can hire Schaumburg asset division attorneys and let the […]

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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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