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How a new relationship can impact spousal support

After couples finalize a divorce in Illinois, one spouse may qualify for spousal support payments from the other. These payments provide temporary or permanent income to a financially dependent spouse during and after a divorce. Although a spouse making support payments can petition the court to change or curtail an agreement when the other’s financial […]

What do you have to address in an Illinois parenting plan?

When the romantic relationship between you and your child’s other parent ends, you may need the state of Illinois to allocate parenting time and parental responsibilities on your behalf. When the state hears a parental responsibilities case, it asks each parent involved in the matter to submit something called a parenting plan. According to the […]

Not All Assets Are Eligible For Division in Divorce

A common misconception is that a divorce will result in “losing half of everything”. That may be true in some states, but not in Illinois, where marital property is subject to equitable division. Equitable division means that all marital property and liabilities are divided equitably. However, equitably does not necessarily mean there will be a […]

Psychological recovery after a divorce

Going through a divorce can take a toll on the psychological and emotional health of couples. Many people still feel the impact of their split years after it happens, especially if their relationship lasted a long time. People that recognize the impact that a divorce can have on their well-being may more effectively minimize its […]

What is the 20-20-20 rule?

Having an association with a military servicemember holds many unique benefits, including access to TRICARE, a type of healthcare coverage with many sought-after benefits. Naturally, after receiving such benefits, you may fear losing them if you divorce your military spouse. Fortunately, you may have a path to keep your TRICARE coverage even in the event […]

Cryptocurrency playing a bigger role in divorce cases

Millions of Americans now hold cryptocurrency or digital currency. As a result, it has become an increasingly hot topic in Illinois divorce cases. Cryptocurrency is often easier to conceal than other assets. Some divorcing parties are finding that their spouses conceal cryptocurrency to reduce how much they have to split with their former partners. According […]