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As gender equality improves, more women paying alimony

When couples decide to pursue a divorce in Illinois, they are immediately faced with a barrage of important decisions to make. Choices that will ultimately have far-reaching effects on their future including decisions related to financial support, child custody and separation of shared assets. Over the years, costly financial obligations like child support and alimony have been paid almost exclusively by men during a divorce. However, this may soon change as gender equality is prioritized. 

Can you be an effective parent even if you do not have custody?

You are relieved that your divorce is nearing the end in Illinois. However, now you are faced with the challenge of continuing to parent your children even though you are not the custodial parent. This thought may overwhelm you. How are you supposed to show your love when you cannot see your child every day? Will your children still make time for you despite your living in another place? Fortunately, there are things you can do to be an effective and involved parent despite the fact that you have been required to relocate. 

Understanding how title issues could affect a home sale

For people looking to buy or sell property in Illinois, issues with the transfer of a title can result in time-consuming confusion. Often, especially if left unresolved, these problems can become increasingly costly to work out. While a smooth title transfer is true in many situations, it is important for both buyers and sellers of real estate to understand potential title issues so they can avoid them if possible. 

My divorce is final. Is it possible to change my divorce order?

The finalization of your divorce is by no means the end of changes in your life. In fact, life will certainly continue to change long into the future. Sometimes, these changes can actually affect your ability to follow the terms of your divorce order. If this is happening to you, you might consider seeking a formal modification to either your custody plan or your support order.

Will the new tax law affect your alimony payments?

You may feel that your marriage is coming to an end, but financial issues or other matters may be keeping you from filing for an Illinois divorce just yet. According to the American Bar Association, the timing of your filing for divorce may make a big difference in how spousal maintenance will affect your taxes.

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  2. The Essig staff are courteous and helpful, and the attorneys are professional and knowledgeable. They are very efficient, with prompt turn-around times on title orders and real estate closings. I would highly recommend this office to others!

    -Donna Jones Craig Jim Maloof Realtor

  3. The Essig staff are courteous and helpful, and the attorneys are professional and knowledgeable. They are very efficient, with prompt turn-around times on title orders and real estate closings. I would highly recommend this office to others!

    -Donna Jones Craig Jim Maloof Realtor

  4. The Essig staff are courteous and helpful, and the attorneys are professional and knowledgeable. They are very efficient, with prompt turn-around times on title orders and real estate closings. I would highly recommend this office to others!

    -Donna Jones Craig Jim Maloof Realtor

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