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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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How to File for Divorce in Illinois Without a Lawyer

The divorce process has a reputation for being financially draining on both spouses. The burden is so significant that more and more people are trying to learn how to file for divorce in Illinois without a lawyer. Although it may be tempting to obtain a divorce without an attorney, handling a divorce is not easy. And this difficulty is...

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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 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 To Get a Divorce in Illinois

Divorce is one of the most difficult experiences a person can endure. In addition to losing a cherished relationship, one must navigate a complex and uncertain legal process. For short marriages with no children and minimal assets, the State of Illinois provides guidance documents to assist in getting the process started. Divorce with children or shared significant assets is...

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What Happens When You File for Divorce First?

When you file for divorce first, you become the plaintiff in the case. This means that you may have a bit more control over the case. For example, the plaintiff can drop the case as long as they do so before the defendant’s spouse files an answer. Timing Advantages of Filing First Assuming that your spouse is not also...

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I Need a Divorce Lawyer and Have No Money

Many people need a divorce lawyer but cannot afford to pay expensive legal fees. Fortunately, you may be able to find representation through a local legal aid society or volunteer lawyers organization. Many of these organizations provide low-cost or even free legal services to qualifying individuals. These organizations also offer additional resources that may help you with your divorce....

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