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Calculating Alimony In Illinois
Maintenance

How Is Maintenance Calculated In Illinois?

In Illinois, maintenance (formerly known as alimony) is always one of three different numbers: Zero. Because maintenance is not warranted in this divorce case. 33% of the payor’s net income minus 25% of the payee’s

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Avoiding Alimony In An Illinois Divorce
Maintenance

How To Avoid Paying Maintenance In Illinois

The prospect of divorce is frightening. Splitting assets and seeing your children half the time (or less) are harrowing possibilities but the continuing obligation of maintenance (formerly known as alimony) seems the most daunting. Before

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Returning to college after a divorce in Illinois
Child Support

Going Back To School After An Illinois Divorce

A divorce is a big change. It is not uncommon for a divorced party to treat that change as an opportunity for self-improvement. If a soon-to-be-divorced person is foreseeing a lifestyle that goes from two

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What is a spouse entitled to in an Illinois divorce?
Child Support

What Is A Wife Entitled To In An Illinois Divorce?

In the panic of considering a divorce in Illinois, both parties will be quick to consider the “worst case scenario” and research what they are each entitled to. Inevitably, the parties to a potential divorce

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Determining what someone should make in an Illinois divorce
Child Support

Imputing Income In An Illinois Divorce

There are three quantifiable inputs in an Illinois divorce: 1) Time the children currently spend with each parent, 2) Marital assets and debts of the couple and 3) The income of each party. Everything else

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