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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 propert...
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SOCIAL MEDIA CAN IMPACT YOUR CHILD CUSTODY CASE

Child CustodyFacebook, one of the most popular sources of social media, is used by more than a billion people every day. Many people communicate with friends and family through Facebook instead of writing, texting or telephoning. It's a valuable social media source for communication, but it can also be a source for gathering useful evidence in divorce and child custody cases. A c...
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A NEW MODEL FOR FAMILY LAW

HCPOAEntering its eighth year in April, Dawson says her firm has grown by at least 20 percent each year in terms of clients and income and added six attorneys since its founding. If the firm does look to expand more in the future, Waltz and Dawson say, they would look into more services that complement their clients rather than trying to incorporat...
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DIVORCE IN AMERICA AT A GLANCE

No one thinks about getting divorced on their wedding day, however, the reality is that between 40 and 50% of all first-time married couples that walk down the aisle will one day walk into a courtroom. It's a sobering statistic that all couples should consider and discuss with their partner before "I do," becomes "I don't." There are roughly 876,000 divorces every year; that's roughly one divorce filing every 36 seconds. (Article continues below Infographic) Read More...
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