Child Support and Alimony Calculations in Illinois

Child Support and Alimony Calculations in Illinois                 If you are currently faced with the possibility of a divorce, you may have questions about child support and alimony. Knowing how maintenance (formerly child support or alimony) is calculated in Illinois helps spouses know what to expect should a maintenance award be granted during proceedings. As

Determining Pet Custody in Illinois

Determining “Pet Custody” in Illinois         The age-old saying of a dog being “man’s best friend” shows just how much our furry friends mean to us. Animals show people affection, bring people joy, and provide a sense of championship that can otherwise be elusive. Having that sense of championship is what creates such a strong

The Pros and Cons of Prenuptial Agreements

The Pros and Cons of Prenuptial Agreements                 A prenuptial agreement, more commonly known as a “prenup,” is an agreement entered into by a couple before they get married. The central purpose of forming a prenuptial agreement is to protect each spouse’s property rights in the unfortunate event that the marriage ends in a divorce.

Does Illinois Recognize Common Law Marriage?

Does Illinois Recognize Common Law Marriage? No, Illinois does not recognize common law marriages. There is one exception to the rule, but before we get into the details, lets go over the basics. What is a Common Law Marriage? A common law marriage occurs when a couple lives together for a length of time and