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How to File For Divorce in Cook County (Chicago)

If you are considering filing for divorce in Cook County, you are probably wondering where to begin. If you got here by searching for Cook County divorce forms we have just one quick piece of advice: 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...

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How Much Does Divorce Cost in Illinois?

How much your Illinois divorce will cost depends almost entirely on the complexities of your circumtances. The average cost of divorce in Illinois is estimated to be ~$15,000. If you qualify for an uncontested divorce you’ll likely be able to keep your divorce costs in the $2,500 to $5,000 range. Alternatively, if your divorce is a complex matter that...

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Can I Complete My Illinois Divorce Online?

Getting divorced will be emotionally taxing, but there’s no reason for it to be expensive or lengthy. You can complete many of the forms for your divorce online in Illinois. We can help you file for divorce in Illinois online and ensure you’re using the correct forms with our quick interview process. Will I Be Able to Complete My...

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Is Illinois a No-Fault Divorce State?

In some states, a divorce requires one of the spouses to prove that the other spouse is at fault for the marriage’s demise. However, many states allow spouses to file for divorce in a way that doesn’t place blame on either party. These are called no-fault divorces. If you’re considering getting a divorce you may be wondering whether Illinois...

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The Basics of Legal Separation in Illinois

When a marriage breaks down, many couples opt to file for divorce. However, what if you want something less permanent? Another option is to file for legal separation in Illinois. Under a legal separation in Illinois, you are still legally married to your spouse but living apart. Your separation agreement can dictate child support and custody if you have...

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Who Are the Best Divorce Attorneys in Chicago?

At Vantage Group Legal our Chicago attorneys provide effective and affordable divorce representation. We are especially well suited to help folks who want their divorce to be as quick and painless as possible. And in our experience, that means most people. Click here to read real client reviews on Google. If you don’t have extensive assets, and you and your...

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Alimony in Illinois: A Complete Guide for the Divorced

Negotiating all the details of a divorce can take an emotional and financial toll on both spouses. Discussing financial topics can cause friction even in an amicable divorce. One of the most contentious topics involves the allocation of alimony. Alimony in Illinois is referred to as spousal support or spousal maintenance. Spousal support maintenance is governed by the Illinois...

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Filing for Emergency and Temporary Custody Orders in Illinois

Illinois law allows either parent to file a request for an emergency custody order if they fear for their child’s health and safety.  Divorce can take a toll on everyone, especially your children. In a high-conflict divorce, your child could be exposed to a highly harmful environment. It’s crucial to shield your child from harm and ensure their best...

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Illinois DCFS: What Parents Need to Know About Their Rights

Fewer things are more frightening than when the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) begins an investigation because of accusations that your child was abused or neglected. You may feel that this investigation process is unclear and shrouded in mystery. However, parents have rights when the DCFS in Illinois comes knocking on their doors. If this has happened...

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Joint Custody in Illinois: FAQ for Separated Parents

Parents often have questions about joint custody in Illinois during a divorce or separation. Joint child custody in Illinois requires planning and coordination. It also requires knowledge of the law and legal process. An experienced family law attorney, such as those within the Vantage Group Legal Services network, can help you understand Illinois law and navigate the child custody...

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