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Sep 15, 2011

Sporting Judgment: Expert Advice Helps Athletes Handle Family Law Issues

As is commonplace in the Chicago sports world, the Bears’ recent preseason losses to the New York Giants and the …
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Aug 23, 2011

Illinois Spousal Support Laws: Cohabitation Conundrum

Posted By: Andrea K. Muchin
Illinois is one of only a few states where spousal support (commonly referred to as “maintenance”) statuto…
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Jul 26, 2011

Understanding Your Client’s Mental Health Needs

Posted By: Andrea K. Muchin
When working with a client going through the often difficult process of divorce, taking any mental health concerns into …
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Jul 6, 2011

Professional Sports & Family Law: Lockout Does Not Necessarily Equal Support Modification

Posted By: Evan D. Whitfield
As of July 1, 2011, both the National Football League (NFL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) are embro…
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Jul 1, 2011

Far Reaching Effects of New York’s Legalization of Gay Marriage

Posted By: Karen Pinkert-Lieb
The New York State legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo legalized same-sex marriage for the state of New York…
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Jun 2, 2011

First Divorce Filing For Same Sex Couple in Illinois

Posted By: Karen Pinkert-Lieb
As of June 1, 2011, same-sex couples are permitted to apply for civil union licenses under the new Civil Union…
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May 23, 2011

Protecting Your Lifestyle During and After Divorce

Posted By: Eric L. Schulman
Divorce can be an emotionally stressful and challenging time.  Unfortunately, the divorce process can be made more …
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May 16, 2011

Can There Be Such a Thing As a Civil Divorce?

Posted By: Timothy M. Daw
Can couples part in a way that is respectful and does not add to a distressing situation?  Yes they can, by followi…
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Apr 25, 2011

Will They or Won’t They?

Posted By: Patrick T. Ryan
As the countdown to the “Wedding of the Century” enters its final days, there has been much talk…
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Apr 18, 2011

“Net Income” for Child Support Purposes

Posted By: Timothy M. Daw
A frequent question for family law practitioners is, what is “net income” for child support purposes? The …
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Mar 17, 2011

Retaining Your Non Marital Property After Divorce

Posted By: Eric L. Schulman
Most people contemplating or going through a divorce are looking to retain as much of their property as possible.
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Mar 1, 2011

Obligations of a Reviewable Maintenance Recipient

Posted By: Eric L. Schulman
Upon divorce, courts in Illinois typically award one of three types of maintenance to a spouse who is not self-sufficien…
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Feb 17, 2011

Tax Filing or Fooling: Review Your Spouse’s Tax Forms

Posted By: Carlton R. Marycan
Among the annual rites of spring is the filing of your income tax return. In the majority of households, that means one …
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Jan 24, 2011

How to Avoid Financial Distress in Divorce

Posted By: Charles J. Fleck
In today’s economic environment, it is a very difficult decision to opt for a divorce and end a dysfunctiona…
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Jan 11, 2011

Protect Your Child’s College Savings

Posted By: Jay P. Dahlin
Litigants in a contested divorce often find that there are precious few matters on which they both can agree.  Yet …
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