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Illinois No-Fault Divorce Law – What Does it Mean?

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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How to File for 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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How Does Alimony Work in Illinois?

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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Child Custody Rights of Unmarried Parents in Illinois

Illinois custody laws for unmarried parents and married parents provide the same rights and obligations, but with one huge exception: The state automatically recognizes paternity if the child’s father is married to the mother. However, paternity is not automatically recognized if the parents are not married. For an unmarried father to enjoy the same rights as married parents, he...

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How to Win Sole Custody in Illinois

If you are facing divorce, or if you are having issues with your child’s other parent, you may be wondering how – and whether – you can win sole custody of your child. Can I Get Sole Custody in Illinois? If you want the sole ability to make decisions about your child and sole physical possession, you may be...

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How To Stop Foreclosure in Illinois

If you have missed mortgage payments or your lender has filed a Notice of Default (NOD), you might feel like there is nothing you can do to prevent the loss of your home. Facing foreclosure is stressful, legally complex, and a danger to your credit. But you are not without hope. In Illinois, there are legal avenues an experienced...

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How to Get Foreclosure Help in Chicago

Facing foreclosure in Chicago? This article lists free resources for you to explore, and explains your options for resolving your foreclosure issue. Home foreclosure is the process by which you lose legal ownership of your property. Receiving a foreclosure notice can be overwhelming. This process occurs several months after months of missed mortgage payments.  Many Chicago area homeowners are...

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How to Prepare an Effective Illinois Parenting Plan

Going through a divorce is stressful, but it can be even more challenging when minor children are involved. Agreeing to a co-parenting arrangement is something many couples struggle with. Before the court will finalize your divorce agreement, you must have an Illinois parenting plan in place. Click to download the official Illinois parenting plan form. If you need assistance...

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How to Get an Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

If you and your spouse agree on all of the significant matters related to your divorce – the division of assets, spousal support, child custody, and child support – then you will probably want to seek an uncontested divorce in Illinois. At Vantage Group Legal Services we specialize in helping folks complete their uncontested divorce quickly and affordably. Rather...

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

The foreclosure process in Illinois can take several months, and you may have options to avoid foreclosure. Even still, you should not ignore the foreclosure summons. If you’ve received a foreclosure summons, it’s in your best interest to consult with a qualified foreclosure defense attorney. At Vantage Group we offer low-cost legal service subscriptions to help folks like you...

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