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COLLEGE TUITION FOR THE DIVORCED PARENT

College tuition expenses are a top concern for many parents. When parents divorce, the divorce decree will address all matters related to the dissolution of the marriage, including property division and child support. Under Illinois law, the judge presiding over the divorce has the power to allocate college expenses – including room and board, tuition, books, and o...
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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 Feb...
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