Post-Separation Purchases and the Effects on the Divorce

One of the first recommendations we make after a client retains us is to avoid any and all purchases of big-ticket items until after the divorce. Sometimes our clients diligently listen to us, often times they do not. Here are a couple of scenarios if you have purchased a property/car, or gifted large amounts of

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Restricting Parental Responsibilities

According to Sections 602.5 and 602.7 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/602.7), courts in Illinois are to allocate parenting time and decision-making responsibilities according to a child’s best interests. There is a presumption that both parents are fit and courts should not place any restrictions on parenting time. However,

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Moving with a minor child

One issue that is commonly brought up in cases involving young children is the issue of moving away from their current residence. The old law in Illinois used to be that you could not “remove” the minor child from the state of Illinois without permission from the court or a signed agreed order by both

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My Attorney Filed a Petition for Fees Against Me

As optimistic as a person often is at the beginning of a case thinking they have found the “right” attorney for them, the reality is that relationships are hard, even professional ones. It is not uncommon to have more than one attorney in a case. The problem comes, however, when you continue to owe attorneys

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Modifying the Allocation of Parental Responsibilities- Part Two: Decision-Making

As discussed in Part One of Modifying the Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, many people are familiar with the terminology “custody” and “visitation” when thinking of child-related issues in dissolution and parentage matters. However, those are outdated terms. As of January 1, 2016, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) began using “allocation of

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Modifying the Allocation of Parental Responsibilities: Parenting Time

Many people are familiar with the terminology “custody” and “visitation” when thinking of child-related issues in dissolution and parentage matters. However, those are outdated terms. As of January 1, 2016, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) began using “allocation of parental responsibilities” instead. Parental responsibilities include parenting time and significant decision-making responsibilities.

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How to Avoid a Default Judgment

When a case is initially filed, the filing party must provide the other party with notice. This is called Service of Process. This is done by serving the other party with a Summons and a copy of the document that was filed. (Example: Petition for Dissolution of Marriage). A Summons is an official notice that

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