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Can you get child support with joint custody?

The way child support works in Illinois typically entails one parent who has custody receiving payments from the other parent. However, if you and your ex-spouse have a joint custody situation, you may still seek assistance for raising your child. It is possible to...

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Can child custody be altered?

When Illinois parents first get a divorce, you work out matters of child custody. Sometimes the court must step in to help make a decision. In the end, you must abide by whatever the court decides. But is the child custody order set in stone for life? Or are there...

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Is a prenup necessary?

Marriage is supposed to be forever. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Prenuptial agreements can be a protective tool. Should you enter into one? According to Forbes, prenups are sometimes necessary.  Prenuptial agreements can protect your personal rights,...

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Are hidden assets a problem you may face?

When Chicago couples split, they must split their marital assets as well. This process can be arduous for anyone, but it is especially difficult for high asset couples. Today we will look at the issue of asset hiding. It can be even more common among those with high...

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How does the court determine who gets custody?

Divorcing parents in Illinois will eventually have to deal with child custody matters. It is common for parents to disagree. Sometimes, it is impossible for parents to reach a mutual understanding. In these situations, the court will often make custody decisions for a...

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How to protect your business in a divorce

Money is a central question in any divorce. Who gets the house? How are the marital assets divided?  The stakes are even higher – and more complex – when either spouse owns a business. It is likely your spouse was a supporter of your business as an active participant...

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Dividing up a 401k

Every person seeking a divorce in Chicago goes in prepared to work through their property division with their ex-spouse; not every person, however, anticipates that their 401k's will be included amongst their marital assets. Yet as contributions made to a retirement...

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Are pets property in a divorce?

Divorce is a difficult time for anybody going through it. However, an often-overlooked factor of divorce is the non-human entities that may have to deal with the consequences. While issues related to child custody are well-documented in Chicago divorces, dealing with...

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