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Creating pet agreements before or after a marriage

Illinois considers inherited or gifted assets acquired by an individual during a marriage as separate property. All other assets obtained during a marriage, however, belong to both spouses unless an agreement states otherwise. As noted by Forbes magazine, a prenuptial...

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Tips for same-sex adoption

Same-sex couples in Illinois who want to start a family must understand the unique obstacles standing between them and successful adoption. According to The Chicago Tribune, nonprofit adoption and foster care advocacy groups encourage more same-sex couples to adopt,...

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Child custody and addressing an anxiety disorder

There are many hardships that those working through the custody process encounter, such as concerns about a child's future to confusion regarding the ins and outs of the process. For some people, such as those with anxiety disorders, dealing with child custody issues...

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Can social media hurt my divorce case?

Social media is a great place to share your feelings about world events or even your own personal life. When a couple is going through a divorce, these platforms can have a poor effect when used inappropriately.  In court, social media can be used as evidence. That...

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