Archives for Divorce and Separation

What Are the Different Types of Courtroom Proceedings?

Throughout your family law case, your attorney should inform you about any upcoming court dates. There are a variety of different types of courtroom proceedings that will take place during your case, some of which you will need to attend and others your attorney can cover on your behalf. Learn more about each type of proceeding's purpose and procedures.
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Enforcement of Orders in Family Law Cases

Once a court order or final divorce judgment has been entered by a Judge, the terms contained therein become enforceable. This means that if one party does not comply with the agreement, the other party can go back to Court and seek enforcement. For example, if an order provides that one party is to pay the other $1,000.00 per month for child support and the supporting party fails to do so, the receiving party can go back to Court and request that the order be enforced so the support is paid.
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Mediation of Family Law Cases

There are several options that couples, parents and others going through a family law case can take to come to a resolution of the disputed issues. While litigation is sometimes unavoidable, more people are attempting to resolve cases through various forms of alternate dispute resolution (ADR). One type of ADR is mediation.
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Categories: Divorce and Separation and Mediation.

Relocation

Relocation (formerly known as “removal”) means permanently moving with the minor child(ren) to a new location that is a certain distance from the child(ren)’s current primary residence. Depending on the circumstances, it may be necessary to seek permission from the other parent and/or the Court before relocating with your child(ren). This article discusses when it’s necessary to take action before relocating, and outlines the required procedural steps.
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Categories: Child Custody and Child Support and Divorce and Separation.

How is Maintenance (Alimony) Determined in an Illinois Divorce Case?

Maintenance (formerly called alimony) is a financial issue in divorce cases where one party may have to pay spousal support to the other. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act provides several factors for a court to consider when determining if the case is one where maintenance should be awarded.
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How to Prepare for Your First Meeting With a Divorce Attorney

By Jordan Levey What should you bring to the first meeting with your divorce attorney? Copies of any Motions or Petitions that have already been filed. If you’ve already been served with divorce papers or any other Motions or Petitions, then make sure to bring copies of those documents for your attorney to review. It’s helpful to see what’s already been filed in your case, so we can determine the status of your case and develop a strategy for how to move forward. Copies of any Orders that have already been entered. It’s important for your attorney to see what
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