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January 2018 Archives

Airline miles may need to be included in property division

Divorce is a fact of life for many Illinois couples. As a part of the divorce process, the couple must itemize their assets and divide them as part of the property division process. While bank accounts and furniture are usually obvious, there are sometimes assets that are not as readily apparent but which still need to be accounted for.

Finances an important part of property division

At first, the idea of a divorce may have come as a shock. While this may be the case, there are often signs pointing in this direction. One of the most important signs in many cases has to do with finances. When it comes to an Illinois couple's divorce, property division and the role that finances play can be an important consideration.

Establishing paternity important in child support cases

Moms and dads often look forward to the birth of their child. After months of planning and dreaming, the little bundle of joy arrives and the lives of two Illinois residents are forever changed. At least this is what happens in many cases. However, in other instances, the question of paternity may arise and the need to establish child support may be a concern.

Spy games and divorce: How you can protect yourself

Divorce requires that two parties separate the shared aspects of their lives, which includes everything from marital property to bank accounts. In our technology-driven world, it could also require that the two parties spilt the online life they shared as well. Many Illinois couples have joint Facebook accounts, joint email accounts and other shared profiles, and it can be quite complex when the relationship is over.

Those in high-asset divorce may be tempted to use Bitcoin

The rise of digital currencies throughout the world are giving wives and husbands in Illinois a brand-new way in which to hide their money during divorce proceedings. The reason these new currencies are so attractive to those aiming to conceal their marital assets is that they offer anonymity and privacy. Using these currencies, such as Bitcoin, may be especially tempting for those who have a lot to lose in a high-asset divorce.

Illinois divorce, property division and pet custody

They are a part of the family. In many Illinois homes, the dog and/or cat are considered to be a vital family member. While they do require food, love, medical attention and more, they often give so much more to the family. The state of Illinois has recognized that pets are an integral part of the family and has recently begun addressing pets as a custody issue rather than a property division one when couples divorce.