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The Forest Preserves – a Hidden Gem and a Great Place for Parenting Time and Vacations

Parenting time ideas can sometimes be scarce, costly and daunting. Luckily, if you live in the Chicagoland area, there are numerous free events you can partake in with your children, simply search for the events at your local library, city or village hall, township, and forest preserve websites! I was surprised that the forest preserve…
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This past week I spent three days attending and training in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”) National Divorce Conference. To become a fellow in the academy, an attorney must demonstrate an active interest and competency in matrimonial law. Attending this conference gave me the opportunity to seek out knowledge and sharpen my skills…
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New Maintenance Law in Illinois 2019

Maintenance, previously known as alimony or spousal support, “provides support for the ex-spouse that the former spouse would have provided” had the parties not gotten divorced. In re Marriage of Sappibgton, 478 N.E.2d 376 (Ill. Sup. Ct. 1985). In previous years, maintenance, which is paid from the higher-earning spouse to the dependent spouse, was calculated…
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