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  • Maintenance And Remarriage
    Maintenance And Remarriage

    How will I know if my ex-spouse gets remarried? In Illinois, when the final Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage includes a provision for maintenance (formerly called alimony), where one spouse ...

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  • Attorney’s Fees
    Attorney’s Fees

    Section 508 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act allows one party to recover attorney’s fees from the other party if he or she is found to have willfully violated a Court’s order. ...

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  • Child Support And Health Insurance
    Child Support And Health Insurance

    On November 25, 2013, the Appellate Court of Illinois held that all health insurance premiums for dependents may be deducted from gross income, without limitation, for the purpose of calculating child ...

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  • New Maintenance Guidelines
    New Maintenance Guidelines

    On January 1, 2015, a new law went into effect drastically changing how maintenance awards are calculated in Illinois. Prior to the enactment of this law, the judge would consider a list of factors ...

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  • Setting Child Support: Easier Said Than Done
    Setting Child Support: Easier Said Than Done

    Despite relatively clear cut language, the laws governing child support in Illinois present nuanced issues that can have huge financial impacts for parents in court. As a result, careful research and ...

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  • Children And Cyberbullying
    Children And Cyberbullying

    Effective January 1, 2015, a new law took effect in the State of Illinois that seeks to curb much of the cyberbullying that takes place in schools throughout the State. The issue of cyberbullying has ...

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