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October 2016 Archives

Simplify property division with a collaborative divorce

Some couples who are divorcing in Illinois do not want to drag things out and get into a huge legal battle over marital property. While property division can be a point of contention and consume a lot of time, it does not have to be that way. Those who want to minimize the hassle of property division may benefit from a collaborative divorce.

Child support services in Illinois

After a divorce in Illinois, there may be issues that arise involving the paying or receiving of the court ordered child support. Federally mandated child support services are offered by the Division of Child Support Services to assist those who encounter certain problems. This agency is a part of the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services.

Stay-at-home dads, divorce and child custody in Illinois: FAQs

The basic family structure in the United States has changed over the last few decades. Neighborhoods throughout the country no longer have one standard type of family; many different family structures are now accepted and even celebrated.

What is alimony role reversal?

Alimony, also called spousal support in Illinois, is where you are ordered to pay financial support to your ex-spouse as part of your divorce settlement. Traditionally, wives received the alimony and husbands paid it. However, as you are probably already aware, times have changed; women have entered the workforce in growing numbers and in many cases are making more money than their spouse. If you are in the process of getting a divorce and your wife is the primary breadwinner, you should know that more and more judges are awarding alimony to husbands. This is what is called alimony role reversal.

How do I protect my business in a divorce?

In Illinois, a business that is considered marital property could be up for grabs in a divorce. According to Crain's Chicago Business, divorce could lead to bankruptcy for a company, especially if a spouse is involved in the management or operations. Even if your spouse is not involved, your portion of the business may be at risk, which puts the whole company on shaky ground.