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July 2013 Archives

The co-parenting movement

Illinois residents who divorce may have to deal with a number of issues, and one of the biggest is how to handle raising children after a marriage ends. This can be difficult for a number of reasons; people who divorce often feel acrimonious towards each other, and it can be a struggle not to put children in the middle. Additionally, those who divorce will have to hash out issues like who gets child custody and who will pay child support.

Charlie Sheen asked to discontinue support to ex-wife

Illinois residents may be interested to hear that Charlie Sheen initiated proceedings to modify the amount of child support that he was ordered to pay his ex-wife, Brooke Mueller. Mueller was previously awarded $55,000 per month for the 4-year-old twin boys she had with Sheen. However, the children haven't lived with their mother since May.

Changes may be coming for alimony laws

Illinois residents may see changes in alimony regulations in the near future. Many states have begun looking at changing the way that alimony is handled, and a few have even begun drafting laws that would change the duration of alimony and how it is awarded. One change that is being considered is to base alimony requirements on factors like the duration of a marriage. Those who support these changes point out that lifetime alimony can be unfair and that some individuals abuse spousal support.

Frequent flier miles may be up for grabs during divorce process

Illinois couples who are going through a divorce may know that the process can be quite complex, particularly when it comes to sometimes contentious issues like the division of assets. If couples are facing a high asset divorce, however, the division of assets could become even more complicated. Any marital asset could be at stake, including real estate property, collectibles, art and even frequent flier miles.

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