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4 common divorce settlement mistakes

Every divorce in Illinois is unique to the individuals involved. However, there are some things that you shouldn't do no matter your situation. Let's look at the common divorce settlement mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. 1. Hiding assets or failing to...

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Expansion of IVF coverage to LGBTQ individuals

IVF can be an expensive and challenging medical procedure, but for many couples, it is the only way to have a baby without adopting. Adopting itself can also be a very lengthy and costly process. In Illinois, new legal changes starting in 2022 are making IVF more...

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Financial tips to make divorce easier

Divorcing your spouse in Illinois is stressful enough. One of the factors why it is so is because you know it will have financial repercussions. However, there are things you can do to keep as many assets as possible before you get the final decree. Be realistic It's...

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Scheduling time as a non-custodial parent

Residents of Chicago and nearby areas of Illinois might want to learn more about what the non-custodial parent can do to ensure the mental and physical well being of their child. Sometimes imagined as "deadbeats", the non-custodial parent may bust this myth. They may...

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SCOTUS ruling can prevent some LGBTQ adoptions

When it comes to the right to adopt children, LGBTQ parents don't have the same rights in all situations as heterosexual parents. A 9-0 ruling by the United States Supreme Court in June 2021 indicates that faith-based adoption agencies have the right to refuse to work...

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Can my ex contest our prenup?

Most couples who enter into a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage do so in an effort to protect both party's assets. However, after a divorce, some people find that they do not like how the prenup ended up working for them. If your ex suddenly wants to contest your...

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Business valuations for high-asset divorces

Business valuations can play a pivotal role in negotiations when navigating a high-asset divorce in the Illinois court system. It's vital to get it right the first time because today's errors can mushroom into tomorrow's financial headaches. What is a business...

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