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Post-divorce financial planning

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Family Law on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Alimony in Illinois is a legal obligation to support a spouse financially at regular intervals before or after marital separation or divorce. Such support can be important to divorced individuals who were not employed during their marriages and have limited prospects for substantial income, but alimony may not last forever or even for long, so former spouses reliant on alimony payments to pay necessary expenses should plan to adjust their budgets accordingly. Some family lawContinue reading

Gay or lesbian marriages ending in divorce

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Family Law on Monday, July 22, 2013. For many same-sex couples, being able to enter the civil institution of marriage is a long-awaited blessing. The District of Columbia, in conjunction with 12 other states, has lifted the ban on same-sex marriages resulting in tens of thousands of people obtaining marriage licenses. The transition, however, isn’t always easy. The stigma associated with the traditional roles played in a conventional marriage often don’t apply to same-sex couples. Their relationships are frequently created based onContinue reading