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Is business debt ever considered marital property?

While debt might seem like just another part of life, it can further complicate already difficult matters. Business debt in particular can cause problems during divorce. Depending on how a business owner used money borrowed against his or her business, it may be hard to untangle that debt from marital property.

Determining child support obligations in Illinois

Making sure that kids have everything they need is an essential part of being a parent, but things can get complicated after divorce. Maybe you are facing the adjustment of becoming a single income household or have to find a way to reenter the workforce. Illinois child support laws make sure that kids are not lost during this time of transition.

Protect complex marital property with a postnuptial agreement

Societal perception of prenuptial agreements has changed over recent years. These legally-binding agreements protect both parties should they decide to divorce, often addressing different topics such as property division and alimony. But there is another handy agreement that is often overlooked, even in marriages with significant business interests or complex marital property -- the postnuptial agreement.

Does a divorce dispute always have to go to court?

Filing for divorce is an emotional process, but it is a legal one as well. This leaves plenty of room for dispute over things like business assets, retirement savings and more. It is understandable that some people in Illinois might feel compelled to "win" these disputes, but there may be a more appropriate option. Even when dealing with complex assets, a collaborative divorce can leave both parties feeling satisfied with the end result.

What are my options if I can't pay child support?

Providing children with financial security and stability is important, and most Illinois parents do their best to do just that. For divorced parents, part of creating a financially stable life is by either paying or receiving child support. But what happens when one parent is no longer able to make his or her monthly payments? This can be a very scary situation, but there are options to make things work.

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