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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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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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HOW IS COLLABORATIVE LAW DIFFERENT THAN TRADITIONAL DIVORCE?

Divorced! Collaborative law is an innovative alternative to traditional divorce proceedings. Collaborative law is a legal approach to divorce negotiations that focuses on civility, privacy, and long-term cooperation in an effort to avoid adversarial divorce litigation and reach a mutually-agreeable settlement. The use of the collaborative process & collaborative divorce has been steadily growing o...
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EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION LAW IN ILLINOIS

  Illinois is an equitable distribution state. During the property division process, assets are divided between divorcing spouses in a fair and equitable manner. Unlike community property states where each spouse receives half of the marital estate during their divorce, there is no set rule that states each spouse will receive half or 50%. [/caption] Factors that affect marital property...
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