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What Is Reasonable Spousal Maintenance?

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Divorcing couples may wonder, “what is reasonable spousal maintenance?” Whether spousal maintenance is reasonable depends on information such as the parties' backgrounds, each spouse's finances, the acquisition of wealth before or during the marriage, and the duration of the marriage. Several

How Much Does an Uncontested Divorce Cost in Illinois?

How Much Does An Uncontested Divorce Cost in Illinois

How much does an uncontested divorce cost in Illinois? An uncontested divorce can be an amicable way to end a marriage and generally costs much less than a contested divorce. That is because there is no need for a judge to hear arguments, weigh evidence, and render a decision.   When

What Happens if Your Spouse Won’t Sign Divorce Papers

What Happens if Your Spouse Wont Sign Divorce Papers

If your spouse won’t sign divorce papers in Illinois, the dissolution of your marriage is still possible. If time, space, and/or mediation efforts are ineffective, your divorce lawyer will explain your legal options and help you proceed with a default judgment for the dissolution of your

What to Do When a Seller Breaches a Real Estate Contract

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When a seller breaches a real estate contract, buyers may need to contact a real estate attorney to sue for damages. In most cases, sellers are eager to close on real estate transactions. In cases where a seller tries to back out of the deal and cancel the real estate contract, the buyer may be

What Is the Difference Between a Contested and an Uncontested Divorce?

What Is the Difference Between a Contested and an Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce happens when a couple reaches a mutual agreement regarding all the divorce terms before trial. A contested divorce occurs when the couple fails to agree on one or more major issues and will depend on the court to make the final decision. A divorce may begin as contested, but

Why Do You Need a Real Estate Lawyer?

A real estate attorney focuses their practice on assisting clients with real estate disputes, ranging from the purchase and sale of commercial spaces, fights over HOA rules, tenant-landlord issues, and facilitating the purchase of a single-family home. Real estate lawyers practice in a broad range

How To File for Divorce in Illinois

How To File for Divorce in Illinois

To begin the divorce process (also called dissolution of marriage) in Illinois, one or both spouses need to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. The Petition for Dissolution of Marriage tells the court information about the spouses, the marriage, the children, if any, the assets owned

Creating a Parallel Parenting Plan that Works

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Parallel parenting, unlike co-parenting, is a plan whereby separated or divorced parents raise their children separately. Under a parallel parenting plan, the parents don’t participate in events together and keep communications minimum. The parents approve of each other’s plans but don’t participate

Coparenting with a Narcissist?

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Coparenting with someone who has NPD (narcissistic personality disorder) makes an already complex situation even worse because the other parent is more concerned with his or her interests than what is in the child's best interests. Child custody and visitation orders are carefully (or contentiously)

Has the Surge in Housing Prices Run its Course?

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U.S. home prices (single and multi-family homes) have been surging for the past few years. The trend started years before the pandemic. However, the pandemic super-charged the phenomena caused by the lockdown forcing the population (the portion able to work from home) to save unprecedented amounts