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Lying about income in an Illinois divorce

It can be hard for Chicago couples to manage their finances and plan for the future during a divorce. In addition to protecting your finances, you want to ensure you have a good understanding of what you may be entitled to. Some people may be tempted to lie about...

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Who gets the dog in a Chicago divorce?

Every young couple in Chicago has at least considered adopting a pet together. Newlyweds might buy a puppy together, thinking they’ll raise it together for the rest of their lives. However, what happens to the puppy if you and your spouse decide to split? The court...

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Sole legal custody has pros and cons

For Illinois parents who are going through a divorce or are involved in a custody battle, it is important to know the difference between physical custody and legal custody. In cases where legal custody over children is in dispute, there are pros and cons to having...

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Dealing with contested child custody disputes

When Illinois parents who have younger children get divorce, one of the most difficult things to deal with is child custody. In many cases, the child custody battle can be quite contentious, and it can be very difficult for the child to cope with. That's why courts...

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How to handle an HSA during a divorce

Dividing major assets during a divorce is always an elaborate process. In Illinois, assets like a health savings account (HSA) are up for negotiation during a divorce. An HSA isn’t like health insurance A health savings account is more like a 401K or Roth IRA than...

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