Winter break and spring vacation may be some of the best times of year for your children. Summer vacation may also be full of adventure, from sleepovers and trips to the pool to family vacations at amusement parks. When you divorce or separate from the other parent of...
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Tips For Helping Your Child Adjust To Divorce
On Behalf of Kulinsky & Associates Ltd | Nov 22, 2022 | Child Custody
Your divorce will likely be the biggest disruption your child has ever experienced. It will shake up where they live, how they spend their days and how they view the world. Their idea of the family and themselves will likely change during this time as well. You can't...
5 Steps Parents Can Take to Provide for Their Kids After Divorce
On Behalf of Kulinsky & Associates Ltd | Sep 27, 2022 | Family Law
Parents going through a divorce must ensure they do what’s best for their children. The kids should have a stable life filled with love and support. It will take both parents to make this happen, so they must work together. It may behoove parents to set ground rules...
Keeping the house may not be as beneficial as you think it is
On Behalf of Kulinsky & Associates Ltd | Jul 22, 2022 | Divorce
The practical aspects of divorce are often the most contentious. Couples can have a hard time reaching a mutually agreeable settlement regarding the division of their property. The longer you have lived in the same home, the more you have likely invested through...
4 tips to help you minimize family conflicts about your estate
On Behalf of Kulinsky & Associates Ltd | May 23, 2022 | Estate Planning
You may want the property that you leave behind when you die to be a gift and a blessing to the people you love, but the impact may actually be more negative than positive. There have been innumerable families torn apart or permanently damaged by estate disputes when...
3 things to keep in mind when you plan your estate
On Behalf of Kulinsky & Associates Ltd | Mar 24, 2022 | Estate Planning
Estate planning is an important task for the typical American adult. You have family members who depend on you, like your spouse and your children. You have financial responsibilities that will legally remain even after you die. Your estate plan gives you an...
A second marriage is an ideal time to update your estate plan
On Behalf of Kulinsky & Associates Ltd | Jan 19, 2022 | Estate Planning
When your first marriage ends in divorce, it may take some time before you are ready to pursue a relationship again. If you are lucky enough to find the right person, you may start planting a blended family together. Before you get married, you may want to sit down to...
How Illinois calculates child support
On Behalf of Kulinsky & Associates Ltd | Nov 16, 2021 | Child Custody
Every state calculates child support differently. In Illinois, child support can be estimated with the state’s Child Support Estimator, which is designed to give people an idea of how much child support is necessary following a divorce or separation. It’s important to...
What happens if I die without a will?
On Behalf of Kulinsky & Associates Ltd | Sep 22, 2021 | Estate Planning
If you die without a will in Illinois, then you should understand that your beneficiaries will receive an intestate share of your property. What that means is that your property will be passed on in accordance with Illinois state law. Dying without a will only affects...
Dividing your property in an equitable distribution state
On Behalf of Kulinsky & Associates Ltd | Jul 21, 2021 | Property Division
Illinois is an equitable distribution state in divorce. What that means is that marital property shared between spouses is divided equitably, not necessarily equally, upon divorce. Equitable divisions may be something like a 40/60 split or 30/70 division of your...
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