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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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Dec 22, 2010

Unique Jurisdictional Issues in Multi-State Child Support Modification Cases

Posted By: Michelle A. Lawless
In a case of first impression, the Illinois Appellate Court has now decided where a child support modification case must…
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Dec 8, 2010

Divorce Among Professional Women

Posted By: Karen Pinkert-Lieb
A recent post titled “Women Breadwinners More Likely To Divorce” cited a new 25-year study that was publis…
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Dec 3, 2010

Recent Appellate Court Ruling Clarifies Residency Requirements for International Custody Disputes

Posted By: Michelle A. Lawless
It is not uncommon for one or both parents to move from the state or country where their divorce judgment was originally…
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Nov 9, 2010

Living Together While Going Through a Divorce

Posted By: Kimberly A. Cook
People tend to assume that once a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is filed, one of the parties is required to …
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Nov 3, 2010

Grandparents’ Visitation Rights in Illinois

Posted By: Andrea K. Muchin
In the past 25 years, few areas of family law have changed more dramatically than those concerning grandparents…
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Oct 29, 2010

Five Factors the Court Considers When Relocating Out of State With Children

Posted By: Michelle A. Lawless
Commuter marriages and removal cases are on the rise because of unemployment and job transfers to other states.
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Oct 21, 2010

Not All Divorces Have to End Up in Court

Posted By: Jane D. Waller
In my almost 28 years on the bench — most of which I spent presiding over family matters in the Circuit Cour…
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Oct 4, 2010

Practical Tips For Divorced Parents: Traveling With Children

Posted By: Jay P. Dahlin
Traveling with children is a rewarding, although often stressful, endeavor.  In today’s highly mobile s…
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Sep 29, 2010

Breaking Law in Illinois: Social Security Income Not Exempt from Payment of College Expenses

Posted By: Karen Pinkert-Lieb
The Second District Appellate Court recently found that social security disability income can be used to satisfy an obli…
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Sep 27, 2010

Tips For Tying the Knot: Best Wedding Gift May Be a Candid Discussion

Posted By: Anita M. Ventrelli
As a couple anticipates marriage, they spend considerable time planning for the wedding day and dreaming of their future…
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Sep 22, 2010

Collaborative Law Opens Doors To Families with Special Needs Children

Posted By: Carlton R. Marcyan
A recent study by researcher Brian Freedman has debunked the myth showing parents with autistic children have a divorce …
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Sep 20, 2010

The Need For Mental Health Professionals in Divorce

Posted By: Andrea K. Muchin
Early on in my relationship with new clients who are starting the divorce process, I often  inquire whether or not …
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