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How can I safeguard my finances in a divorce?

If you are getting a divorce, you are probably aware that a main point of contention will be finances. It is not uncommon for accounts to be emptied or debts to be run up on joint accounts by one spouse. To safeguard yourself against financial ruin, there are some things that you can do.

Can I avoid an order to pay alimony?

If you are ordered by an Illinois court to pay alimony, then you must pay. However, you can try to prevent this order in the first place by planning ahead. According to the Illinois State Bar Association, there are certain things you can do to help reduce the chances of being responsible for paying alimony.

Navigating the difficult world of parenting after divorce

If you and your ex have had children together, your separation is the beginning of learning how to parent together despite living separate lives. Often, this can be difficult, especially if you are dealing with an individual who is a narcissist or unwilling to compromise. At Essig Law Office, we have helped many Illinois parents to work through the complexities of parenting in the post-divorce environment.

Does genetic testing need to be done for child support?

If you are seeking child support in Illinois, you may wonder whether or not the father of your child needs to take a DNA test to prove paternity. The answer to this question depends on many factors, including the circumstances surrounding your child’s birth and your marital status.

Making a plan when things don't go as planned

While getting a fair division of your assets is probably important to you, your foremost concern during your divorce is most likely your children. As traumatic and confusing as divorce is for the adults involved, you can only imagine how your children are feeling. You want to make the transition as painless as you can, but maybe you are worried about the way the courts will rule in the areas of child custody and child support.

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