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Unique Challenges in Same-Sex Relationships in Illinois

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Categorized as Child Custody, Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce

Navigating Legal Parentage in Same-Sex DivorcesPre-Marriage Parentage: Establishing Parentage ChallengesUnmarried Same-Sex Couples ParentageCustody Disputes Among Same-Sex CouplesBest Interest of the ChildLegal Parentage v. Biological ConnectionComplexities of Recognizing Relationship DurationLegal Implications of Relationship Duration Recognition | Delayed MarriageImpact on Legal RightsTakeaways: Protecting Your Legal Rights and Family SecurityGet in Touch if You Need to 

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Actionable Tips for Divorced Parents 2024: Updating Parenting Agreements

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Categorized as Child Custody, Family Law

Need for Modifications as Families EvolveChanging Parenting Time NeedsFormalizing Informal ModificationsConsidering Children’s NeedsImpact on Child SupportOptions for Modifying Parenting AgreementsTraditional LitigationAlternative Dispute ResolutionMediationCollaborative LawDiscussing Modification Options With an Attorney While 2024 did not see any significant changes to the laws governing divorce and parentage cases in Illinois, it is always important to check

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Is No-Fault Divorce Good for Illinois Residents?

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Categorized as Divorce, Divorce Process

The Challenges of the Old Fault-Based SystemA Simpler Path: No-Fault Divorce in IllinoisBenefits of No-Fault Divorce in IllinoisNo-Fault Divorce Became Nationwide With Clear BenefitsNo-Fault Divorce Offers Streamlined Path, But Legal Representation Might Be NeededIllinois Remains Committed to No-Fault DivorceWhy an Illinois Divorce Attorney is CrucialDon’t Go Through This Alone Illinois residents facing marital

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Understanding Joint Tax Returns and Innocent Spouse Relief in Divorce

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Categorized as Divorce

Tax Liability and Divorce AgreementsWhat Is an Understatement of Tax in Joint Returns?How Innocent Spouse Relief Protects You During DivorceRequirements Qualify for Innocent Spouse ReliefConditions and Exceptions for Innocent Spouse ReliefRelief by Separation of LiabilityEquitable ReliefExceptions for Victims of Domestic AbuseConsulting Your Attorney: Navigating Tax Complications in Divorce Filing joint tax returns during

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Stalking No Contact Orders: What Can I Do if Someone Is Stalking Me?

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Categorized as Family Law, Orders of Protection

Illinois Order of ProtectionWhat Is Stalking in Illinois Law?Key Elements of StalkingHow Can a Stalking No-Contact Order (SNCO) Protect Me?What Are the Types of SNCOs?Emergency OrderInterim OrderPlenary OrderHow Do I Get a SNCO?What Happens in a SNCO Hearing?What If a SNCO Was Served on Me? Stalking in Illinois is a serious issue, and

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Parenting Time and the Right of First Refusal – What You Need to Know 

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Categorized as Child Custody & Visitation

How the Right of First Refusal WorksRight of First Refusal is Not AutomaticImportant to Detail Notification RequirementsChoose a Reasonable Time PeriodAn Experienced Lawyer Can Help You with Right of First Refusal in Your Parenting Order   Imagine one parent has their turn with the kids, but something unexpected comes up. Illinois law now

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