Can my Attorneys Fees be paid by the other party if there isn’t an Order that has been violated?

Usually, if you have another party that has violated a Court Order, the other party can seek what are known as 508b fees from them. The decision to grant those fees are always within the sound discretion of the court (with the exception of a contempt finding). However, what if there was no order? What

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Money Matters While Undergoing Divorce

Managing regular household bills on a monthly basis can be challenging enough during marital bliss. When a couple commences the divorce process, they often face two sets of household expenses in addition to their separate attorneys’ fees. Understanding some basic rules regarding marital income and expenses can be crucial to managing expenses and minimizing debt.

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What is a Deposition?

Often in divorce or custody cases the parties will have to sit for a deposition.  A deposition is usually conducted outside of the courtroom, generally at one of the attorney’s offices.  The party that is being deposed is present, along with their attorney, if they have one.  The opposing party may be present to listen

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What You Need to Know about Legal Separation

  There are times when clients want to know what the difference is between a legal separation and a divorce.  Often times I am asked if a legal separation is necessary if the parties have decided to live separate and apart.  The answer is no, you do not need a legal separation if you choose

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Are my Reverse Stock Splits, Gifts and Loans considered income to determine my obligation to pay child support? Part 2 of 2

As we were discussing previously, we looked at how case law has determined whether Reverse Stock Splits, Gifts and Loans are to be considered part of your income to determine your obligation to pay child support. We continue our review of In re Marriage of Anderson, 405 Ill.App.3d 1129, 938 N.E.2d 207, 344 Ill.Dec. 938

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Can I take my children out of State?

As spring break approaches, I am constantly being asked by my clients whether they can take their child on vacation despite their pending divorce.  The answer is yes, provided there are no court orders in place prohibiting you from doing so and the vacation does not interfere with the other party’s visitation with the child.

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Failure to Pay Child Support Could Mean Suspended Driver’s License

A relatively underutilized law allows Courts to suspend the driver’s license privileges of child support obligors who fail to meet their obligations. Common misconceptions about the law are that in order to suspend the license privileges there must first be a court finding of contempt against the payor and, once the payor’s license is suspended,

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