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What happens during a child custody evaluation?

When a couple in Illinois is going through a divorce, a parent wants to remove a child from the state, or a parent is seeking visitation, a custody dispute may find its way into the courtroom. State law gives the judge the right to order an evaluation, which is essentially a formal investigation that examines the situation and looks at each parent as well as what is in the child’s best … [Read more...]

Equitable distribution in Illinois does not mean an equal split

A couple going through divorce proceedings in Illinois usually has many tough choices to make, but often the greatest cause of controversy comes as a result of the division of property. Many people assume that everything divorcing couples own will be split right down the middle, but that is not always the case in Illinois. As one of 41 states in the nation that use equitable distribution for … [Read more...]