Archive, February 2016.

If you find yourself heading to court to reach a decision in your divorce or family law issue, it is important that you dress appropriately for the occasion. It is not uncommon for individuals to show up to court in clothing that is far too casual or otherwise inappropriate for a courtroom setting, due to both the relaxing decorum rules of our society and the fact that many people have never previously been inside a courtroom.
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The bond between a grandparent and their grandchild is special. Grandparents are the ones who bring tasty treats, impart timeless wisdom, and bend their children's rules to make memories with their grandchildren. In some families, grandparents play a much more vital role in their grandchildren's lives.
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Previously, if a custodial parent wanted to relocate out of Illinois with his or her child, he or she needed to obtain an Order of Removal from the court to be able to do so. This came after the court examined the situation fully, seeking answers to issues like whether the move would provide a better quality of life for the child, whether the child could continue to maintain a relationship with his or her other parent after the move, and whether moving out of Illinois was, in fact, necessary for the parent and child to change their lives for the better. The only exception to such examinations…
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The Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 was passed in order to clearly define the actions that are considered to be domestic violence and give victims a legal process to protect themselves from their abusers. When an individual experiences domestic violence in his or her marriage, he or she may seek an order of protection against his or her spouse, as per this act. Once he or she is safe from further violence, he or she may consider seeking a divorce.
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When you and your spouse decide that your marriage is irreparably broken and the best choice is to end it through divorce, you find yourself facing a series of difficult discussions. How you will divide your property, how you will divide parenting duties, and whether spousal maintenance is appropriate are all issues that may come up during the divorce process. One of the most difficult discussions you will have to have will take place outside the courtroom: telling your children that you are getting a divorce.
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When you are working through a divorce, there is the right way to do things and the wrong way to do things. When you do things the wrong way, you run the chance of hurting your case and potentially losing money, property, or time and parenting duties with your child. If you are ever unsure about how to handle a situation that arises or conduct yourself in or outside of court, ask your attorney for guidance. As a preliminary framework, though, keep certain tips in mind to help your own divorce case.
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If you are a doctor, an attorney, an accountant, a therapist, or any other type of professional that typically works within an individual or group professional practice, you need to consider how your earnings from this practice and interest in it may be divided between you and your spouse during your divorce. Working at a professional practice is not the same as working for an employer, nor is it necessarily the same as working as an independent contractor. You are running a business, either on your own or with partners.
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Getting a divorce can have a significant effect on all areas of your life. Your daily schedule, your relationship with your children and other relatives, and your living situation will all likely be different after your divorce is finalized. If you are not careful, your credit score can also change dramatically, and not in a good way. Divorces are expensive, especially when they are contentious. When a divorcing couple does not have an amicable relationship and thus cannot work together to make financially sound decisions while the divorce is pending, it can be very easy for unpaid bills to …
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Divorces can be messy. In many cases, the divorce process brings out the worst in each partner, pushing him or her to become angry, vindictive, and frightened about what will happen in the future with his or her property and relationship with the couple's children. This fright can turn to aggression, which can manifest itself as antagonism aimed at the other spouse and attempts to harass him or her into giving in to the aggressive partner's demands.
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St. Charles, IL 60174

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