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HOW CAN THE COLLABORATIVE LAW APPROACH TO DIVORCE HELP WHEN CHILDREN ARE INVOLVED?

The collaborative law approach to divorce can be particularly beneficial when a couple has children since the approach places a premium on long-term cooperation and respect. Collaborative law is an innovative alternative to traditional divorce proceedings that focuses on civility, privacy, and long-term cooperation in an effort to avoid adversarial divorce litigation and ...
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GREAT NEWS FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY

shutterstock_125245661On November 20, 2013, Governor Pat Quinn signed the bill allowing marriage equality in Illinois into law. Illinois became the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage. The law was to take effect statewide on June 1, 2014, but due to a ruling in Federal Court, marriage licenses for same-sex couples have been available at the Cook County Clerk’s office since Febr...
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DO I HAVE TO PAY MY EX-SPOUSE’S CREDIT CARD DEBT?

16572959_sThousands of Illinois marriages end in divorce each year, leaving couples to figure out how to deal with any marital debt that they have incurred over the duration of their relationship. Many couples are unable to work together amicably to come up with a solution that works for both parties, leaving it up to the courts to determine which spouse should be responsible for thei...
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