Category Archives: Divorce Law

New Maintenance Law in Illinois

Beginning January 1, 2019, Illinois has a new formula for calculating maintenance. If you get divorced in 2019 and beyond, this new formula applies to your case.  Maintenance (also known as alimony or spousal support) used to be taxable to the payee and tax deductible by the payor.  If you are divorced and currently paying tax deductible maintenance, your maintenance will continue to be tax deductible until you are done paying it.  Even if you are modifying an order from 2018 or earlier, your maintenance will still be tax deductible. The new formula for maintenance payment is 33.5% of the payor’s net income less 25% of the payee’s net income.  The most the payee can receive is 40% of the total net income between the two people.  For example, if the payor has a monthly net income of $10,000 and the payee has a monthly net income of $3,000, the monthly support would be $2,200.  The reason is it is not $2,600 ($10,000 x.335 less $3,000….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce? – Cleaves Family Law – Frisco/Plano Divorce Attorneys

This is one of the most common questions asked when a client first comes to my office. How quickly can I get a divorce? Absent special….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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4 Signs You May Want to Consider Divorce

In many cases, the decision to get married is an easy and simple one. The decision to get a divorce, however, does not come that easily. Sometimes it can take months and even years for you to finally come to the decision that you are ready to end your marriage. Marriages do not just break — they slowly erode and deteriorate over time, often giving off many warning signs that it is time to call it quits. Many times couples make the decision to divorce after years of unhappiness, resulting in heated and highly-contested divorces.  Here are four warning signs that you may want to consider a divorce: 1. Your Needs Are Not Being Met A successful marriage is one in which both partners’ needs are being met. Each partner should be doing his or her best to meet the physical and emotional needs of the other. If you notice that you and your spouse are not meeting each other’s needs or that the relationship has become rather one-sided, it may be a sign that your….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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But Who’s Paying for the Braces? Children’s Orthodontic Expenses in Florida Divorce Litigation

Divorce can happen to parents with children of all ages. If your children are quite young, your focus when it comes to parental responsibility issues, beyond the basics of custody, timesharing and child support, may focus on immediate concerns like choosing your child’s pre-school and making decisions about early extracurricular activities. As you go through the process, however, it is often wise to consider other issues that may still be a few years down the road. For example, one common item is the issue of orthodontia. Who will decide whether or not your child gets braces? If your child receives orthodontic care, who will pay for it? These are things you may want to consider extensively as you go through the process of crafting a marital settlement agreement as part of your divorce, especially if your children are already of school age. As with any divorce-related decision, it often helps to have a skilled Miami family law attorney in your corner. A case that….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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If Hiring a Divorce Lawyer is Not an Option

Every marriage two people have is different from other marriages, as well as the relationship that was established between these people and the tiny shelter, literal and figurative, they built for each other. However, unlike marriage, the process of divorce is practically the same for every couple, since the latter follow the same laws, submit the same documents, plus maybe slight differences when it comes to matters or issues surrounding the divorce. There is no need for a lawyer If you can settle the matters amicably with your partner, you can do away without an attorney.  Hiring a divorce lawyer will cost you, a cheap or an expensive service is still a money taken away from your pocket or your bank savings. The moment you decided to call it quits with your partner, you are already faced with the expenses that come along with divorce, especially when you have children and there is an issue of child support and possession. Utilize the internet The internet….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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