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April 2017 Archives

Affleck and Garner: The poster couple for amicable divorce?

During their two-year separation, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner continued to care for their children as a couple and even took vacations together as a family. Now that they officially filed for divorce, everyone is expecting it to be just as amicable. Couples here in Illinois and elsewhere might consider following their example and avoid a traditional adversarial divorce.

Do you have assets you want to protect in a divorce?

Have you spent your marriage acquiring assets, and now they are in jeopardy because you and your spouse are parting? You and your soon-to-be former spouse could soon be sitting down to determine how to divide those assets. The choices you make as you negotiate your Illinois divorce settlement will affect your financial stability in the years to come.

Criminal defense topics: Robbery and burglary are not the same

These two terms are often used interchangeably, but they differ in fundamental ways. Each of them is considered a property crime, but occur under different circumstances. Understanding the difference between the two impacts the type of criminal defense an Illinois resident accused of either will need.

Illinois family law provides protections for unwed fathers

Many Illinois couples decide not to get married these days, but that does not stop them from wanting to have children together. These couples are not alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which estimates that the parents of nearly 40 percent of the country's children are not married. Some unwed fathers might not realize that they do not enjoy the same assumptions under family law when it comes to paternity as their married counterparts.

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