Archive, August 2021.

Divorce is complex enough when a client has a great relationship with their attorney. Unfortunately, someone may hire a divorce attorney who seems great, only to find out that the attorney is not meeting the client’s needs or expectations. Maybe the attorney seems totally unprepared for hearings, or never returns phone calls. If this sounds like you, you may be wondering: Can you change your attorney in the middle of the divorce process?
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Parenting is always challenging, but parenting a disabled child can entail substantially more caregiving requirements. Generally, both parents are responsible for a child’s financial needs until the child reaches the age of 18. However, when an adult child has a disability, the child may not be able to work or support themselves. In this case, parents often are financially responsible for their child well into adulthood. For divorced parents, this means that child support payments may not necessarily stop once the child turns 18. If the disability is an “impairment that substantially …
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Divorce is rarely pleasant or easy, but when a business is involved, the divorce process becomes significantly more complicated. Business owners put significant amounts of their time, energy, and money into starting their business and making it successful. Beyond the general frustration at the prospect of splitting the value of a business with a former spouse, business owners must confront the challenge of determining a business’s value, including all of its debts and assets.
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In the recent past, the Illinois legislature updated Illinois law to reflect the State’s commitment to considering a child’s wellbeing during divorce, child support, and custody proceedings. Few things are as important to a growing child as access to adequate healthcare. Parents may be unsure how a divorce will affect their child’s insurance coverage, or who will pay for healthcare-related expenses. In this blog, we will answer some common questions about how a child’s healthcare coverage and expenses are commonly handled by Illinois courts.
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All parents getting an Illinois divorce must create a parenting plan that is included in their final divorce decree. When parents cannot agree on a parenting plan, they must litigate their differences in court and a judge will ultimately make the decisions for them.
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Divorce can be emotionally taxing and some spouses may be tempted to take the quickest offer just to get the whole thing over with. Other spouses take the opposite approach, acting aggressively to try to get their entire agenda fulfilled in their divorce decree. But by trying to “win” at the divorce, these spouses may instead create a hostile and contentious situation that prevents achieving a settlement and prolongs the divorce process.
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