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February 2019 Archives

Considerations for asset division in an Illinois divorce

There are several factors that may come into play within a division of assets in an Illinois divorce. Illinois is not a community property state. Therefore, it is not required to have property divided evenly but rather equitably. This means that instead of a 50-50 split, parties may divide assets 60-40, 70-30 or any other percentage based on multiple factors during the marriage.

Two new laws make changes to spousal maintenance

Two new laws that went into effect January 2019 could impact couples divorcing this year or in the future. These laws made changes to spousal maintenance, also called alimony, which is a payment made from a higher-wage-earning spouse to a lower-wage-earning spouse to balance an unfair economic difference caused by divorce.

How to adopt in Illinois

Adoption in Illinois is governed by the Illinois Adoption Act. It determines the types of adoptions that are available within the state, as well as who is eligible to adopt or be adopted. In addition, it defines the adoption process and requirements.

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