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If you have been considering filing for divorce, you probably have many questions and concerns. One such question may be “Will I have to make support payments to my ex-spouse?” Spousal support, also called spousal maintenance or alimony, helps limit the negative … Continue reading

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It seems as if everyone is getting divorced nowadays: young couples, those who have been married 50 years or more, celebrities, and politicians. Despite the rise in divorce rates across many different demographics, there are still many misconceptions that people … Continue reading

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Movies and pop culture would have us believe that spousal support is almost always granted to one spouse—usually the wife—during a divorce. However, this is not always the case. There are many divorce cases in Illinois where maintenance is deemed … Continue reading

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If you are a stay-at-home parent on the verge of divorce, your life is likely to change dramatically. The very nature of a stay-at-home mom or dad—as opposed to a parent who works from home—means that he or she relies … Continue reading

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If you are thinking about filing for divorce, you may be concerned about the financial implications of such a decision. The process itself can be very expensive in some situations, but you could also be worried about making it on … Continue reading

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Alimony, known as spousal maintenance in Illinois law, is used to help offset the financial effects of a divorce for a disadvantaged spouse. Depending upon the circumstances of your marriage, you, as the higher-earning spouse, may be required to make … Continue reading

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Despite the rise in divorce in American culture in the last few decades, there are still a number of pervasive misconceptions about the process and the laws that govern it. In many cases, these misunderstandings are the result of overly … Continue reading

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When you are going through a divorce, there are a number of important considerations to be made. You, your spouse, or both will probably have to find a new place to live. If you are a parent, you will need … Continue reading

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Depending upon the circumstances surrounding your marriage and divorce, you may feel that you should be entitled to spousal maintenance payments from your ex-spouse. Unlike child support, spousal support is not presumed to be appropriate in every situation. Instead, Illinois … Continue reading

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If you are currently paying spousal maintenance or alimony, as it is often known, you have probably wondered, at some point, how long such payments will need to continue. As with most aspects of divorce, the answer depends on the … Continue reading

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