In a Chicago divorce, the Illinois law requires the court to divide marital property equitably. This is not necessarily equally but equitably which may very well be equally, but it is important to note that many people believe the law says “equally” when in fact it says equitably. In order to determine what is equitable,
Co-parenting during the holidays presents some of the most challenging times of the year for families where the parents have divorced, are in the process of divorce or have separated. For the most part, the Allocation Judgment (formerly called a Parenting Agreement or Custody Judgment) should try to anticipate some of the parenting time issues
In the 2012 Supreme Court case of In re Marriage of McGrath, the Court held that the amount withdrawn by the father from his savings account should not be considered “income” for child support calculations because the money already belonged to the father. However, if using the statutory guidelines for child support generates an amount
Divorce and family law attorneys have a reputation for being expensive. Many potential clients ask us to give them a “ball park” estimate as to how much their case and attorney’s fees will cost. This is nearly impossible for any attorney to predict because there are so many moving parts involved in each case, which
As a busy divorce attorney, I am often asked about the key to a successful divorce. When I mention to people one of the key factors is getting prepared for their divorce, I often get a strange look. Who does that? But we prepare for everything! How many of us wake up one day
Most divorce and family law attorneys require payment of a “retainer” when you hire or retain their services. A retainer is a lump sum of money that you pay to the lawyer or law firm so that they can collect payment of fees due to the firm for work they complete for your case, as
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