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Month: May 2013

Tips on the process of divorce litigation

In Chicago and elsewhere, collaborative divorce and mediation are growing in popularity. If spouses can negotiate their divorces amicably and come to a mutual agreement, then collaborative divorce and mediation are a reasonable option. However, there are situations in which divorce litigation is a preferred choice. There are some things to keep in mind when…
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Denise Richards declines additional child support

Illinois residents might be interested to hear that Denise Richards declined her ex-husband’s offer of additional child support for caring for his twins. Richards was awarded temporary guardianship of Charlie Sheen’s twins while the their biological mother checked into the Betty Ford Center for rehabilitation. Richards states that she has enough to care for the…
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NASCAR chairman divorce documents unsealed

Chicago’s NASCAR fans may be interested to know that on May 8, a judge unsealed divorce records in the case of NASCAR chairman Brian France. Documents revealed that as of Sept. 2005, France had an estate valued at more than $554 million. His income from NASCAR was $8.7 million in 2004. In addition, France was…
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How credit card debt affects divorce

Finding out that a spouse has run up credit card debt is a difficult discovery. However, this discovery may hurt even more when spouses are going through the divorce process. Each state has its own rules regarding debt division, including equitable division and community property division. Illinois is an equitable division state. In community property…
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Handling the challenges of co-parenting after a divorce

For any Illinois resident, a divorce can be a challenging experience, especially when children are involved. As parents usually look for ways to minimize the impact of a divorce on their kids and work together to help the children cope, following a few suggestions can make the process easier for everyone involved. First, the parents…
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