Archive, November 2015.

Contempt of court refers to any instance where a court order is not obeyed. When the court makes a ruling, it is legally binding. Even if you do not agree with a court ruling, you are required to abide by it unless and until you can have it modified or overturned. When a ruling has to do with a family or divorce issue, this is something that you need to work with an experienced family attorney to reverse.
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If you are a business owner, you will not necessarily lose your business in your divorce. But you will most likely be required to divide the business' interests with your spouse or buy out his or her interest in the company. What will happen to your small business in your divorce depends on a number of factors, including your future plans for the business and the extent to which both you and your spouse are invested in its daily operation. When you are going through a divorce, it is important that you work with an attorney who knows how to handle the division of a small business between …
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When one or both spouses want to end their marriage, they can seek a divorce. Legally, a divorce is a legal declaration that a valid marriage is over. A common misconception is that an annulment is a quicker or easier way to get divorced. In reality, an annulment is a legal order stating a marriage is not valid. In other words, it is a legal order that a legal marriage never actually existed. State law sets out very specific requirements for annulments, which can make it difficult to pursue. However, an annulment may be appropriate in some cases, and could benefit you if applicable.
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When you and your spouse have reached the point that you decide to end your marriage, you could feel like your entire world has spun out of control. You might know intellectually what to expect, such as meeting with attorneys and the court to determine the terms of your divorce settlement, but feel emotionally frozen and unable to mentally tackle these issues. Getting yourself into the right mindset to proceed with your divorce is key to moving through the process efficiently.
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When the court determines an appropriate custody arrangement for your child, it does so with your child's best interest in mind. However, your child's best interests do not necessarily remain static over the years. In fact, as he or she matures, it is most likely that the right custody arrangement will change along with your child. If this is the case, consider modifying your child's custody arrangement. Seeking a modification of the custody schedule does not mean that you or your former spouse is a bad parent or a better parent than the other. It means that your child's needs have changed …
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Traditionally, wives stayed at home to manage their households and devote themselves to raising their children full-time while husbands worked outside the home, providing all the financial support the family needed. As our attitudes toward gender roles and economic circumstances changed, it became more common for both parents to work outside the home to provide for their children. Today, opting out of the workforce to devote oneself to full-time homemaking is a luxury for many Illinois parents of both genders. When a couple decides to divorce, the fact that one of the parties spent a …
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In a divorce, one of the most important aspects is the division of the couple's marital property. This is done to ensure that each partner exits the marriage with an appropriate share of the body of assets that he or she worked to build while the couple was married. In Illinois, this is done according to the principle of equitable distribution, meaning that a couple's property is not divided 50/50, but according to a set of factors, such as each partner's income and the length of the couple's marriage. In nearly all marriages, the couple's home is the most valuable piece of property they own…
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When your divorce is pending, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Day-to-day concerns, like balancing your checkbook and remembering to take your car for its scheduled maintenance, can fall to the wayside as you focus on working out the details of your divorce settlement. One of the things you can easily lose track of is paying your taxes. In addition to being busy with your divorce, you might also feel confused about how to file them this year. Discuss your tax responsibilities with your divorce attorney. It is important that you know how you will handle your taxes ahead of time. Issues like …
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