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Possible tax consequences of divorce

Even a relatively straightforward divorce in Rockford, Illinois, can raise important tax questions. Incidentally, depending on the circumstances, these same issues can affect unmarried couples and those choosing to remain married but live in separate households.

How to put a value on a piece of art

Previous posts here have discussed some items that are commonly held by couples with significant wealth, such as shares in a family business or other investments. These sorts of property are commonly at issue during the course of a high asset divorce or separation, but it is good for even happily married couples to have some understanding of how to get a value on a piece of property when it is not possible to just look up the going market price.

Review of prenuptial agreements in Illinois

As many residents of Rockford, Illinois, may already be aware, this state recognizes what are commonly called prenuptial agreements, but which the law refers to as "premarital agreements". One purpose of these agreements is to specify what happens to a couple's property, particularly property one or the other may have acquired separately, in the event of a divorce.

What should I do if I discover financial deception?

A previous post on this blog discussed warning signs a Rockford Illinois, resident who is going through a divorce, legal separation or even the breakup of a non-marital union should look for if he or she is at all concerned if the person's spouse or companion is trying to deceive him or her with respect to financial affairs or property.

A walk through the collaborative divorce process

With the recent passage of the Illinois Collaborative Process Act, our state has both recognized collaborative divorce and set standards that will benefit couples seeking an alternative to a traditional litigated divorce. Now that we understand some of the benefits of collaborative divorce, let's look a little more closely at just what happens during the process.

Illinois recognizes, sets standards for collaborative divorce

The end of a marriage is often envisioned as a courtroom battle filled with raw emotions. This is not without reason: for many years, litigation has been a necessary part of the divorce process. However, Illinois recently passed a law officially recognizing an alternative to traditional divorce litigation that may be an option for some divorcing Rockford couples.

Online dating and marriage

Internet and digital technologies have had impacts on a great many things in our world. This includes impacts on the way people meet partners.

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