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Spousal Maintenance: Changes Coming in MN

Recent changes in and proposals regarding Minnesota (and federal) legislation promise to significantly alter the divorce process. Changes to spousal maintenance arrangements are of particularly significant concern to both currently divorcing and already divorced spouses. It is important to keep … Continue reading

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Changes to Illinois’ Spousal Maintenance Laws in 2018

When a married couple dissolves their marriage through divorce, they should both be able to continue living at a standard that is similar to what they enjoyed while they were married. Unfortunately, some spouses do not have the financial resources … Continue reading

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Joint Income of $500,000 is a Cut-Off Line For Maintenance in Illinois

When a couple decides to end their marriage and get divorced, one spouse is often at a financial disadvantage. Whether this is because they have chosen to be a homemaker rather than pursue a career, or simply because they earn … Continue reading

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Mooring Line Safety and Maintenance

The recent death of a worker on the Duwamish Waterway in South Seattle is a grave reminder of the importance of mooring line safety. John Henry Volkmann IV was trying to tie a gravel barge at the dock of a … Continue reading

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Illinois Divorce: New Tax Law Wipes Out Tax Advantaged Maintenance Payments

One aspect in my practice that I have always been proud of is the fact that I have never pushed anyone to file for divorce when I believed that a divorce was not in their best interests.  I have met … Continue reading

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