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Divorced Parents Disagree over Covid Vaccines

Some divorced parents disagree as to whether their children should receive the vaccine.  Some parents disagree as to whether a child should spend time with an unvaccinated parent or other relative.  If you find yourself in such a dispute, this article briefly discusses how you may resolve the matter.

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5 Common Divorce Myths You Might Believe Too

Too often, when contemplating divorce, people believe some common divorce myths that are seemingly based on common sense.  However, the facts are often different than what people think.  It can be detrimental to your case if you enter into divorce proceedings without...

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Filing An Appearance In An Illinois Divorce

If you have been sued in an Illinois divorce case, a Sheriff deputy, process server or other authorized person could serve you in person with the Petition and Summons (the "divorce papers"). The Sheriff deputy or process server might serve you at your workplace or in...

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Co-Parenting Solutions for Pandemics

The pandemic has brought new challenges. Most separated and divorced parents never envisioned having to navigate a pandemic with their former spouse. Parenting judgments (formally known in Illinois as "Allocation of Parental Responsibility Judgments") spell out the...

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Calculating Illinois Child Support

Since 2017, Illinois has calculated child support using an "income shares" model. This means Illinois child support is based upon the combined income of both parents. The current model aims to provide children with the standard of living they would have enjoyed if...

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New Statewide Financial Statement Coming in 2016

Whether you file for divorce in Cook County, Lake County, Kane County or another county in Illinois, one of the first steps after filing will be to complete a form in which you disclose your income, expenses, assets, and liabilities. Each county currently has its own...

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Chicago Divorce – Step Three

In previous blog entries, we have briefly summarized Steps One and Two in the usual Chicago divorce process. At this point in the Chicago divorce process, the parties will exchange financial disclosure statements. To have the best Chicago divorce process possible a...

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Chicago Divorce – Step Two

In a previous blog entry, we discussed Step One in the usual Chicago divorce process. Of course, some cases may require different steps but this blog provides a general overview of the Chicago Divorce process. At this point, one spouse’s attorney has filed the...

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U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Gender Marriage

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it violates the U.S. Constitution to deny same-gender couples the right to marry. Marriage bestows a host of legal and financial benefits. Gay couples in all 50 states should now be entitled to the same rights and...

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