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What is a Deposition in a Divorce?

When I asked this question to a couple of my friends and even family members only one person was able to answer what is a deposition.  A deposition is an interview of a party or a witness that can be used in court. The parties to the case sit down in a room with their

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Understanding International Child Custody

The world is becoming more global and families, now more than ever, are less tied down to one city, one state, or even one country. When a couple with children decides to end their relationship, the already emotional process can become even more complex if the separating parents wish to live in different states or

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Can I Be Ordered to Pay My Spouse’s Attorney Fees During Divorce?

When parties are unable to agree to the terms of their divorce, litigation is required. Litigation can be costly and time-consuming with multiple court appearances and the discovery process.  Not everyone has the money to litigate, but that does not stop them.  It is possible to be ordered to pay your spouse’s attorney fees during

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Divorce Maintenance: Who is Responsible and How Maintenance is Calculated

What is Maintenance? Divorce Maintenance (formerly known as Alimony) is financial support that the court orders a spouse to pay when the other spouse needs financial help.  Maintenance is usually paid to the spouse monthly for a certain length of time or permanently.  Maintenance is also referred to as Spousal Support. Here, I will discuss

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Child Support in Illinois: Who Is Responsible And How Child Support Is Calculated

What Is Child Support? Child support is the terminology used to describe the periodic or ongoing payments one parent makes to the other following a divorce to assist in raising their shared children. Child support is thus a combination of both financial and emotional obligations on behalf of parents in the effort to provide for

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In a Divorce, What is Dissipation of Marital Assets and/or the Marital Estate?

Dissipation is briefly explained in Secion 750 ILCS 5/503 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (“IMDMA”). Generally, expenditures held to constitute dissipation are extraordinary expenses that clearly do not further common marital interests. Gambling Losses: In re Marriage of Morrical, 216 Ill. App. 3d 643, 576 N.E.2d 465 (3d Dist. 1991); In

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Supreme Court rules on the Hobby Lobby case

In a decision likely to impact a case involving a Highland company, the Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that

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We Shouldn’t Condone Domestic Violence from Anyone

All too often we hear about domestic violence, and when a photo is shown of the perpetrator, it often depicts a person who we believe looks like a person who would inflict violence on a person. The photo shows a man (typically) who looks dirty and is wearing a “wife beater t-shirt.” I often wonder

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