Archive, June 2015.

There are many ways to add a child to your family. Many couples conceive their children biologically while others choose to adopt. Some individuals find themselves facing parenthood when they marry their partners who already have children from previous relationships.
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For millions of people around the world, coming to the United States and becoming a citizen here is a dream. Although the process for becoming an American citizen is basically the same for all entrants to this country, being married to a U.S. citizen means that an individual must take certain steps to obtain his or her green card and begin the naturalization process. The naturalization process is the process through which one becomes a U.S. citizen and involves certain paperwork, passing a written civics exam, and proof of the applicant’s marital relationship with a current citizen. This …
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Marrying or cohabitating with a new partner after your divorce is finalized changes your financial circumstances, which can lead to a change in your spousal maintenance or child custody arrangements. It may affect your relationship with your child, necessitating a change to your child custody agreement.
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When two individuals who have children of their own marry, they become what is known as a blended family. Over the past few decades, blended families have become more and more common in the United States. Today, in approximately 40 percent of married couples, at least one spouse has a child from a previous relationship.
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NOTE: A new law defining how child support is calculated in Illinois goes into effect in July 2017. For more information, please visit our Child Support page.
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Before divorcing, many couples who choose to end their marriages legally separate. There is a variety of reasons why a couple would opt to legally separate rather than going straight for a divorce.
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Before you begin the divorce process, it is important that you understand all the components that come with a divorce. In addition to dividing your property and assets and working out custody and support agreements for your children, you might be curious about spousal maintenance. Spousal maintenance is discussed in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
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