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Unmarried Illinois Couples

Recent news stories claim that young people are getting married less often, and when they do get married, the age at which they marry is much older than previous generations. It seems that more couples are “cohabiting”–living together without being married–either as a...

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Business Interests In A Divorce

When a spouse owns a business the business may be a marital asset. In a Chicago divorce, if either party has an interest in a business that business can be appraised and if it is a marital asset it may be equitably distributed between the spouses. The value of the...

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Gay Divorce in Chicago

A party to a same sex Chicago divorce may benefit from seeking counsel from an attorney who has stayed abreast with the recent changes to the law. Chicago divorce attorney Tanya Witt has represented parties in gay divorces. The dissolution of same sex unions in...

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Witnesses In Divorce and Custdy Cases

In many Chicago divorce or Chicago custody cases there are no witnesses called by either party. If the dispute between the parties is complex or contentious, however, witnesses could be involved. Witnesses can be fact witnesses or expert witnesses. Fact witnesses, as...

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Name Change Through a Divorce Case

Many spouses take on the surname, also known as a “last name,” of his or her spouse after they are married. It is more common for women to adopt their spouse’s surname, however, some men take on their spouse’s surname and sometimes both spouses change their last name...

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Marriage and Divorce in the Media

There is a show on television called “Married At First Sight” in which strangers are matched by relationship professionals. The show represents that the strangers do not meet or even know each other’s names until they marry. Then after a month or so the couples decide...

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Summer Vacations and Custody Cases

When children are out of school for the summer, many families plan vacations. Just because someone is involved in a divorce or custody case does not mean that they have to put vacation plans on hold. One thing parents going through divorce should be aware of is that...

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