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It seems like the subject of infidelity is everywhere. Most of us know someone who has been affected by unfaithfulness in their relationship, or we have been the victim of infidelity ourselves. Recently, musician Jay-Z admitted to cheating on his … Continue reading

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Many years ago, a couple was considered to be married if they had lived together for at least seven years, and held themselves out as a couple during that time. Nowadays, most states have repudiated the idea of common law … Continue reading

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Sharing custody of your child—now formally known as parental responsibilities under Illinois law, can be challenging under the best of circumstances. Effective co-parenting requires communication, cooperation, and, in many cases, letting a few little things go in order to facilitate … Continue reading

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Following their divorce, many parents struggle to work with their former partners in raising their children. They often have trouble putting their differences aside and focusing on the needs of the child. Many others, however, find that cooperating with an … Continue reading

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We all know how challenging interpersonal relationships can be. Unfortunately, difficult situations like divorce and child-related legal proceedings can bring out the worst in people, making such relationships even more trying. Of course, at the same time, individuals are more … Continue reading

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Getting back into the classroom after a summer of freedom can be difficult for any child. For a child whose parents have recently divorced or separated, adapting to the new reality of the school year can be even more challenging. … Continue reading

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A few weeks ago, a previous post looked at different scenarios that may impact a party’s obligation to continuing paying spousal maintenance. As discussed, one of the ways in which a spousal maintenance obligation could be terminated is the remarriage … Continue reading

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When Johns Hopkins University sociologist Kathryn Edin decided to research the subject of child support among lower income families, she was ready to focus primarily on single mothers who struggle to raise their children in some the country’s toughest neighborhoods. … Continue reading

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In any proceeding related to a child in Illinois, the primary concern, by law, is always the best interest of the child. Family courts and judges are expected to keep the child’s needs and well-being among the highest priorities, and … Continue reading

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A new law directs the Illinois Division of Child Support Services within the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to conduct a study to examine why parents do or do not uphold their child support obligations. The study is part … Continue reading

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