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Tips to Remember During a Divorce

Experiencing a divorce can be one of the most stressful experiences in life. However, being informed, knowing what to expect and preparing for important steps may reduce the strain associated with the experience. Below you will find some tips to remember throughout the divorce to ease the process. Before Manage the difficult emotions that come […]

College Expense Contributions

Many divorces are completed without specific payment amounts referenced for college expenses.  This scenario often results from the reality that when the divorce is finalized, the child may be too young to correctly project the actual college costs, and therefore these expenses are commonly “reserved” for future consideration of the court.  Once the child approaches […]

Divorce Tax Treatment Changes Implemented January 1st, 2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law on December 22, 2017. To ease the transition brought by the new law, the application of many individual tax changes were pushed back to take effect until 2019. One of those deferred provisions relates directly to couples seeking a divorce.  Since the tax law […]

Domestic Violence in Illinois

Domestic violence occurs through abusive behavior or violent confrontation against an intimate partner or any other household member (past or present). Being a victim of domestic violence can have far-reaching, lifetime impacts. Domestic violence affects individuals regardless of gender, religion, race or nationality, and is typically goes unreported. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic […]

New Laws in Illinois Effective in 2017

Patient Rights Senate Bill 1564 Health care personnel, physicians or health care facilities are required to provide patients with more comprehensive information that will allow him or her to make informed medical decisions for his or her personal best interest and health. The information required includes condition, prognosis, treatment options and the risks, and benefits […]

When to File Your Taxes as “Head of Household”

If you are in the midst of a divorce proceeding, but your marriage is not yet dissolved at the end of a calendar year, you may be able to choose Head of Household (HOH) as your filing status. There are multiple potential benefits if you are eligible for HOH status. Requirements in Order to File […]

New Laws for Divorce in Illinois 2016

Recently enacted legislation means that substantial change is coming in the way Illinois courts will handle divorce cases. These new laws will go into effect on January 1, 2016. Currently, in Illinois, there is a distinction between divorces based on fault grounds, such as adultery and mental cruelty and no-fault divorces based on irreconcilable differences. […]

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