Archive, June 2014.

What is Adultery and How Does One Prove It?
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"My wife and I were married in 1990 and we had a child together. We divorced in 2002 and I was ordered to pay child support. I did my best to pay the support in full each month but came up short on a couple of payments when I was out of work. In 2010 my wife and I remarried and we all started living together as a family again. She never once asked me to pay child support during this time. I was served with divorce papers last week and now my wife says I owe her $10,000 in past-due child support even though we remarried. Is she right?"The answer to this question involves good news and bad news…
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Originally, Illinois was a grounds state. The petitioner had to plead and prove certain specific acts by the respondent in order to obtain a divorce – which is now called a dissolution of marriage.The grounds that were set forth in the law (statute) in Illinois were mental cruelty, physical cruelty, impotency, desertion, habitual drunkenness or use of addictive drugs for more than two years, attempting the life of your spouse by poison or other means, showing malice, conviction of a felony or infamous crime, or infecting a spouse with a sexually transmitted disease. In Illinois these …
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When child support is ordered in some circumstances, the non-custodial parent may feel like the system is unfair. This is because he or she may be convinced that the custodial parent will not use any child support paid to benefit the child, and will instead use it for personal needs. This is especially so if the non-custodial parent also provides for the child’s basic needs outside of the child support payments. However you may feel about the situation, you should not decide to simply ignore the child support order and fail to pay. If you do, you could be opening yourself up to some serious…
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While a wedding is often referred to as the best day of a man or woman’s life, the unfortunate reality is that many American marriages end in divorce. In 2012, more than two million Americans got divorced. Going through a divorce is stressful; many legal questions arise and most couples need help getting answers.
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A premarital agreement, also known as a prenuptial agreement or prenup, is a contract between a couple that lays out many of the rights of each party in the event of divorce or death. These agreements cannot settle every issue. For instance, child support cannot be waived in a premarital agreement.
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As the technology has grown more sophisticated, more couples have turned to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and surrogacy arrangements to help them have children. Along with the many personal and practical difficulties that can accompany these assisted reproductive technologies, there are—for better or worse—sometimes legal challenges as well.
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"Collaborative divorce" may sound like an oxymoron. With more and more marriages ending in divorce though, it is no surprise that spouses who find themselves not in love, but not in hate, are looking for different ways to end their unions.
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