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Highlights of The New Tax Law’s Impact on Divorcing Couples

If you have been reading about the new tax laws that are going into effect in 2018, you are not alone. How will these new tax laws affect you and your family in the event of a divorce or separation? … Continue reading

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Prenuptial Agreements vs. Postnuptial Agreements

The most obvious difference between prenuptial vs. postnuptial agreements is when they take place. A prenuptial agreement (also called a prenup) must be made before a couple gets married, while a postnuptial agreement can be drawn up after a couple … Continue reading

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When Does Child Support End in Illinois?

If you’re in the middle of a divorce or separation, and children are involved, the question, “When does child support end?” may have come up. An Order for Support specifies an end date, which is usually the child’s 18th birthday, … Continue reading

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4 Common Family Law Mistakes

Family law cases are often emotional in nature, which can lead to poor and reactive decisions. There are a lot of mistakes one can make in a family law case when they don’t seek legal representation. However, we’ve found four … Continue reading

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Parentage FAQ

Paternity can play a large role in various facets of family law, from child custody to child support to parenting time. When a man is recognized as the father of a child (paternity isn’t always based on a blood test … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and Divorce: What Are Your Options?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it numerous difficulties and uncertainties that many individuals have never before experienced. As couples and families across the country adjust to life during quarantine and local regulations, many are facing additional difficulties within their … Continue reading

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Post-Decree FAQ

Post-decree proceedings can occur after a divorce, dissolution of marriage, judgement of paternity, or legal separation have taken place. Typically, these proceedings modify aspects of a divorce decree, such as property allocation, child support, allocation of parental responsibilities, spousal maintenance, … Continue reading

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Parental Custody and School Decisions

Although many people still talk about custody in the wake of divorce, Illinois no longer uses the term. The Court usually decides who gets parental responsibilities when married parents divorce; if the parents were never married, this is decided when … Continue reading

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What is a No-Fault Divorce in Illinois?

Illinois has allowed no-fault divorces as part of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) for some time, but revisions to the IMDMA in 2016 turned Illinois into a pure no-fault state. This means that alleged causes for … Continue reading

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Lauren E. Chibe, Associate

Lauren E. Chibe is an associate at Conniff Law Offices. She has successfully represented clients on a wide range of divorce, paternity and other family law matters including custody and visitation disputes, child support, maintenance, property division and extensive asset … Continue reading

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