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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 […]

Asset Division in Illinois

Throughout a marriage, couples acquire assets, that later are often deemed “marital property”. In the course of a divorce proceeding, if the spouses cannot agree, the court will decide the manner and amount of the division of assets (and debts). A judge will first characterize assets to be either marital or non-marital property.  While this […]

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 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. […]

Tips to Remember During a Divorce

Experiencing a divorce can be stressful. However, being informed, knowing what to expect and preparing for important steps may reduce the emotional burdens. We have compiled some tips to remember throughout the divorce to make the process easier on you. Before Manage the difficult emotions that come when your relationship is past the point of […]

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