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Common Law Partners Have No Property Division Rights

The Illinois Supreme Court recently upheld a decision which deemed common-law marriages not valid in the state. Since 1979, common law marriage has not been legally recognized in Illinois, and despite significant changes to marriage and divorce laws, this continues to be the case. (Article continues below Infographic) ___ Common Law Marriages in Illinois In order to be legally married in … [Read more...]

How Domestic Violence Impacts Divorce in Illinois

Domestic violence is a serious issue that can have a significant impact on divorce in Illinois. Courts recognize that domestic violence impacts everyone in the home, even if they didn't suffer direct physical abuse. In divorce cases that involve domestic violence, a family lawyer often sees an impact on child custody and parental visitation decisions.. Child Custody In Illinois, the phrase … [Read more...]