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Parental Responsibilities Allocation Judgments & What You Need to Include in Yours

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Categorized as Child Custody

What are Parental Responsibilities Allocation JudgmentsThe Creation of a Proper Parenting PlanRequirements for a Parenting PlanParenting Classes Are Required In IllinoisFailure to Comply With the Parenting AgreementWhat if the Parents Cannot Agree on a Plan? Divorce for couples with children is usually a stressful process; often filled with tense moments for both the

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My Spouse Spent Marital Money During Divorce – Can I Get It Back?

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Categorized as Illinois Divorce, Property Division

When two parties divorce, they are entitled to do discovery as to the other person’s assets. This may include looking at each other’s financial records, answering interrogatories or taking one another’s depositions. Often times, this can lead to one party viewing transactions of the other party which they either do not know what they were

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New Maintenance Laws to Take Effect in 2019

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Categorized as Spousal Support

After the new maintenance guidelines passed in 2015, the courts finally had a measurable basis to order maintenance based on both parties’ gross incomes and the number of years the parties were married. The Illinois legislature has passed changes to the 2015 version that will likely take effect January 1, 2019. The changes to the

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What is Dissipation?

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Categorized as Illinois Divorce, Property Division

In proceedings for dissolution of marriage, dissipation is the “use of marital property for the sole benefit of one of the spouses for a purpose unrelated to the marriage at a time that the marriage is undergoing an irreconcilable breakdown.” Marriage of O’Neill, 138 Ill.2d 487, 150 Ill. Dec. 607, 563 N.E.2d 494, (1990). One

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