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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. If you don’t have extensive assets, and you and your spouse are on amicable terms, we can help...

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What to Know About Collaborative Divorce in Illinois

If you’re facing divorce, it’s a good idea to learn about the various options you have for getting it done. A traditional contested divorce is not your only option. For folks who are committed to “untying the knot” without burning bridges, collaborative divorce might be the right option. In this post we’ll examine the following questions about collaborative divorce:...

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What Are the Grounds for Custody Modification in Illinois?

Do you have a current custody arrangement that isn’t working? Do you want to know whether it’s possible to modify it? When the judge issues a custody order, it’s final. However, courts understand that one or both parents’ circumstances can change over time, making it necessary to alter the original custody order terms. In limited scenarios, you can apply...

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The Forms (PDFs) You Need to Get Divorced in Illinois

Are you married, living in Illinois, and considering divorce options? The good news is that you can download all the divorce papers in Illinois you need and fill them out online. There are several stages of documents, and it’s crucial to have each prepared when entering a new phase of the process. It’s also essential to ensure you qualify...

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Can I File for Divorce Online in Illinois?

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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Illinois Child Support Laws

Financial child support is essential to a child’s stability. Some parents can agree to reasonable support for their children, but sometimes, child support is an adversarial issue. You may have to fight for what’s right for your child, but where should you start? You do not have to figure out the details of Illinois child support laws on your...

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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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