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Filing an Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Divorce can be a hectic process that neither party could have foreseen during the initial stages of their wedded bliss.  Divorce can also be expensive and emotional. Several painstaking months or even years might pass between the initial petition for divorce and the final judgment. This all depends on how agreeable and responsive the other party is to requests....

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Is Illinois a Community Property State?

While there are many difficult parts of going through a divorce, one of the most challenging aspects involves the distribution of property. Before a court can formally end a marriage, it must determine how to divide the couple’s assets. States use several methods when distributing assets during a divorce. When contemplating the effects of a divorce on your life,...

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High-Net-Worth Divorce in Illinois

The prospect of going through a divorce is stressful for anyone. However, for those with a high net worth, that is especially so. Not only is a high-asset divorce stressful, but it also presents very high stakes. Issues surrounding the can also become exceedingly complex, making it imperative to work with a knowledgeable and experienced high-asset divorce attorney. At...

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How to Find the Best Divorce Lawyer in Chicago

If you’re facing divorce, you know you need competent representation. In this post you’ll get advice on how to find the best Chicago divorce lawyer for you. When facing divorce, it’s common for folks to go online and search something like “best divorce lawyer” or “top divorce attorneys”. This isn’t a bad place to start your search. However, it’s...

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How Long Does Divorce Take in Illinois?

For many, the divorce process is the most stressful event they will ever go through. Divorcing parties normally just want to move on with their lives. The last thing either spouse wants is for the process to drag on. Thankfully, unlike other states, Illinois does not impose a “cooling off” period on those seeking a divorce. However, Illinois imposes...

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How Much Is Child Support in Illinois?

Once the court has allocated significant decision-making responsibility and determined a permanent parenting plan—both in the best interest of the child, it will determine the child support obligations for either or both parents. Note that the primary residential parent is not necessarily always the recipient of child support. Sometimes the parent with less parenting time receives support from the...

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How Much Does Divorce Cost in Illinois?

Divorce in Illinois is expensive. At Vantage Group Legal, we can help you do get it done for less. Worrying about how much a divorce costs in Illinois adds to that emotion and stress. While no one may know what your divorce will ultimately cost, carefully considering the following factors may provide guidance. Understanding where to place your priorities...

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How to File For Divorce in Cook County (Chicago)

The information in this article was last updated on February 18, 2022 Before we dive in: Are you looking for Cook County divorce forms? Two things: We suggest that you consult with an attorney before trying to file for divorce on your own. We get it, it’s a pain and an expense. But, divorce is complicated and it’s almost certainly...

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How to Respond to a Foreclosure Summons (Step by Step)

When determining how to respond to a foreclosure summons, your first step should be to avoid panicking. Do not start packing your bags or planning to move in with relatives just yet. The foreclosure process can take several months, and you may have options to avoid foreclosure. That being said, do not ignore the foreclosure summons. We defend the...

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What is Collaborative Divorce in Illinois and Do I Need a Lawyer?

Divorce can be one of the most emotional and financially taxing events in a person’s life. Not only must you make sense of a failed intimate relationship, but you may also be doing so under diminished capacity. You’re simply not yourself during a divorce. Before, you were confident, reasonable, fair-minded, and thoughtful. Now it may take everything you have...

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