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Divorce Is for Adults, Not for Children.

Common sense should dictate that you leave the children out of the nuts and bolts and day-to-day struggles of your divorce, even if that divorce involves a custody battle. Children are not emotionally equipped or mature enough to understand and deal with all the emotions that accompany a divorce, nor should they be asked to deal with them even if they are mature enough to understand and deal with those emotions.

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Don’t Lie to Your Divorce Attorney. Here’s Why:

For some reason, and God only knows why, there is a small but consistent percentage of clients who feel that they need to withhold information from their attorney. Let me propose some other scenarios to you, and you decide if the people in them are behaving rationally or irrationally:

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Don’t Shut Down, Stay Engaged!

Maybe your problem isn't anger or impulse control. Maybe your feelings about the divorce do not fall under the “retribution/get even” portion of the spectrum.

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Don’t Create More Things to Fight Over!

You've made a common mistake and moved out of the house once the divorce started. It's okay, a lot of men make this mistake. However, it's critical that you don't immediately compound that mistake by making another one.

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Contributions to College Expenses in Illinois | Part Four

In parts one, two, and three of this article, I discussed contribution to college expenses, and the most frequently asked questions regarding this portion of the law. In this part four, I will examine limitations of this section, burdens placed upon the child in the process, and ways that you can protect yourself financially.

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Contributions to College Expenses in Illinois | Part Three

In part one of this article, I give you a brief synopsis of section 513, which covers contribution to college expenses in Illinois. In part two, I answered the most common question in this area, namely, what am I on the hook for?

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Contributions to College Expenses in Illinois | Part Two

In part one of this article I gave you a brief overview of section 513 of the Illinois Marriage and dissolution of Marriage Act, which deals with contribution to your child's college expenses. In this part two, I will delve deeper into what some of the details and exceptions are to the general rule.

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Contribution to College Expenses in Illinois | Part One

Illinois is one of the few states that compels divorced parents to contribute to their children's college or post-high school education. Yes, that's right, even after your children emancipate and are done with high school, Illinois requires you to keep on giving.

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Life After Divorce in The State of Illinois

The new year is an opportunity for a fresh start. This is your chance to reflect on the year that has gone by, plan for the future and renew hope for happiness and success.

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How to Protect Your Finances in An Illinois Divorce

Divorce has the potential to devastate your personal finances. If you have already filed for divorce or if you and your spouse are nearing a divorce, there are some important steps to take to protect your finances.

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