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Chicago Divorce Lawyers Tackle the Steps to Keep Your House in a Divorce

Chicago Divorce Lawyers Tackle the Steps to Keep Your House in a Divorce For many families, the main asset in their divorce is their house. Oftentimes, the house is also the main liability. While some parties simply agree to sell the house and allocate the net proceeds, others want to know their options and the […]

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By | July 30th, 2019 | General | 0 Comment

Top Tips for Selecting the Best Chicago Divorce Lawyer

Top Tips for Selecting the Best Chicago Divorce Lawyer (1) Ask Co-Workers, Friends and Family Members (2) Determine what process you want to use (ie. mediation, collaborative) (3) Create a list of questions and compile relevant documents (4) Articulate your goals and objectives (5) Always have an initial consultation (6) Closely review any engagement letters […]

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By | July 30th, 2019 | General | 0 Comment

Chicago Divorce Lawyers Tackle the Tax Law Changes in 2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the first major change to the American tax system in 30 years: Child Tax Credit? Dependency exemptions? Dependent Care Credit? Head of Household? 529 Plans? Kiddie Tax? What does this mean for families in the realm of Chicago divorce? *Changes to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) If […]

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By | June 12th, 2019 | General | 0 Comment

Appellate Case Update May 2019: SSDI Benefit Payments in Chicago Divorce

On May 7, 2019 Justice O’Brien (with Justice Schmidt and McDade concurring) reversed a trial court decision pertaining to SSDI benefit payments. In the judgment for dissolution of marriage, the parties shared custody of their minor child. The Court was required to consider the SSDI benefit payment received by the child as income to the […]

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By | June 12th, 2019 | General | 0 Comment

Appellate Law Update for April 2019: Maintenance in Chicago Divorce

There are two recent cases that are to be noted in the Chicago divorce arena as it relates to maintenance, which is also known as alimony and spousal support. On April 17, 2019 Justice O’Brien (with Lytton concurring and Schmidt dissenting) denied ex-husband’s petition to modify or terminate maintenance and granted ex-wife’s motion to modify […]

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By | June 12th, 2019 | General | 0 Comment

Chicago Divorce Attorneys that are in the know: The Collaborative Law Process

Collaborative law, also known as collaborative practice, divorce or family law, is a legal process enabling couples who have decided to separate or end their marriage to work with their lawyers and, on occasion, other family law related professionals in order to avoid the uncertain outcome of court and to achieve a settlement that best […]

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By | June 12th, 2019 | General | 0 Comment

For the sake of the children, get the divorce

New research from the scientists at University College London assessed 6,000 children of various ages and the impact of divorce. The outcome was determined that unhappy parents should not stay together for the sake of the children. Apparently, divorcing is less harmful if it takes place earlier in childhood. Specifically, children aged between three and […]

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By | January 18th, 2019 | General | 0 Comment

The Game is Changing for Corporate Executives and Chicago Divorce Lawyers

There is a barrage of media attention in the Jeff Bezos divorce after 25 years of marriage. Why? Besides the fact that he is the Amazon founder and CEO, considered to be the world’s richest man with a fortune in the billions? Yes. Instead, my attention is drawn to the fact that the couple did […]

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By | January 16th, 2019 | General | 0 Comment

Collaborative Law Specialist is in-house at Ward Family Law, LLC for your Chicago divorce

Are you considering a collaborative law specialist in the Chicago area for your divorce? If so, you need to look no further as our own Tania K. Harvey can help you out! Reach out to her at 312-803-5838 or find her additional contact information on the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois website: https://collablawil.org/author/tania-harvey/

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By | January 8th, 2019 | General | 0 Comment

Top 7 Tips for Chicago Divorce

1. You can’t use the same lawyer as your spouse. 2. File for divorce in the county in Illinois that you and/or your spouse has lived in for at least 90 days. 3. The grounds for divorce are irreconcilable differences and while a party can attempt to delay proceedings, a party cannot stop the divorce […]

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By | January 3rd, 2019 | General | 0 Comment

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