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Choose Your Spousal Maintenance Award Carefully

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Changes to Spousal Maintenance Law in Illinois In 2019, a significant change in the tax code was made regarding maintenance, which resulted in spousal maintenance (formerly known as “alimony”, also known as “spousal support”) being tax-free to the recipient and eliminating the tax credit for the payor. The reason for this change was not to

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Ready for a Child Custody or Parenting Time Battle? What You Need to Know 

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Illinois has modified its statutes wherein parents are now allocated “parental responsibilities” and “parenting time” instead of “custody”.  The purpose of these changes was to try and give the parents less to fight over.  You can win “custody” but winning “parental responsibilities” doesn’t have the same allure.  “Parental responsibilities” refers to the major decisions pertaining

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Understanding the Basics of Illinois Child Custody Law

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For Illinois parents that are no longer together or facing divorce, understanding the basics of child custody law is important. First, the term “custody” no longer exists in Illinois. The State of Illinois changed its laws regarding custody in 2016, and child custody is now officially called “allocation of parental responsibilities”. Allocation of Parental Responsibilities

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