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If you live in Illinois and are contemplating filing for divorce, or if you are currently going through the process of divorce, you need to know about some recent changes to Illinois laws that deal with spousal maintenance, also known … Continue reading

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Whether it is called alimony, spousal support, or maintenance, Illinois law does recognize the concept of one spouse making periodic payments to the other spouse during and/or following their divorce proceedings. Although alimony may be available to you in your … Continue reading

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Many people facing divorce come in with misconceptions about the concept of spousal maintenance. At the outset, it is important to understand that each case is different and maintenance orders will be highly fact-specific. However, understanding the general misconceptions and … Continue reading

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Illinois is an equitable distribution (as opposed to community property) state. In a community property system, all marital property is divided evenly, regardless of contributions. Under equitable distribution, marital assets are divided up into just proportions, taking several factors into … Continue reading

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