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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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COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT MARITAL PROPERTY IN ILLINOIS

Property distribution is a critical part of any divorce proceeding. In order for a property distribution to be effected, the court must first determine the nature and value of the marital estate, which consists of all marital property. Determination of the marital estate can be a complicated process, wrought with disagreements and misconceptions. The following article describes Illinois marital property laws, and corre...
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START OFF YOUR NEW YEAR WITH A PLAN

2018 is behind us and many are looking forward to a brighter, happier, healthier 2019.  There is so much happening in the world right now that we can’t control -- the government shutdown, Brexit, stock market fluctuations, to name just a few.  What can we each do in our own lives to ensure our own family is protected if an unexpected crisis happens in 2019 or future years? We can...
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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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