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Common Back-to-School Issues for Divorced and Single Parents

Categorized as Child Custody & Visitation

Table of ContentsCoordinating SchedulesChoice of School is NOT an EmergencyAvoid Tardies and School Absences at All CostsSchool Supplies – Who’s Going to Pay?First Day of School There are common back-to-school issues many divorced and single parents face as summer vacation comes to an end. As children and parents prepare for a new school year, there

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Spousal Maintenance Awards in Illinois – Termination Factors

Categorized as Spousal Support

In Illinois, we sometimes award a party support from their former spouse, called maintenance.  Many other states typically refer to this as alimony or spousal support.  In Illinois, the maintenance statute indicates that spousal support will terminate if the recipient of the maintenance cohabits on a continuing, conjugal basis with another person while receiving maintenance. 

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Understanding the Consequences of Ignoring Court Orders

Categorized as Illinois Divorce, Illinois Family Law

Table of ContentsUnderstanding Court Orders: Why They Can’t Be IgnoredConsequences of Not Complying With Court OrdersStrained Parental RelationshipsThe Impact on ChildrenHow to Challenge a Court OrderFinal Thoughts Family relationships and dynamics are among the most personal aspects of someone’s life. When the Court system gets involved for any reason, it may feel like a whirlwind

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