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- Litigation and courtroom advocacy
Discover how litigation works and how we can help.
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Discover the benefits of mediation over courtroom litigation.
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- Mediation, collaborative law, and conflict resolution
Learn more about M. Scott Gordon’s qualifications in these specialty areas.
>> read more about other alternatives to litigation
Discover how to file an appeal in Illinois.
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Explore the differences between fault and no-fault divorce.
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- Legal separation
Illinois statutes entitle you to certain legal rights and remedies.
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- Division of property
Discover what equitable distribution means in a court of law.
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- Marital residence
Did you know that you are legally entitled to remain in a household after you file for divorce?
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- Child support
Discover how the court awards child support in Illinois.
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Discover the criteria used to measure alimony on a permanent or temporary basis.
>> read more about alimony and spousal support
- Failure to pay child support
Discover what you can do about non-payment of child support.
>> read more about child support non-payments
- Child support collections
What all parents need to know about direct payments and payments through the SDU.
>> read more about collecting child support
- College expenses
Discover how a court distributes the obligations for your child’s college education.
>> read more about college expenses
Learn how courts decide whether to grant sole or joint custody.
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Discover how the courts decide how to grant visitation to non-custodial parents and relatives.
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- Grandparent’s visitation
Discover more about your legal rights as a grandparent.
>> read more about grandparent rights and visitation
- Removal of children from Illinois
Illinois laws outline the rights of non-custodial parents when a custodial parent is about to relocate to another state.
>> read more about relocating and removal of children out of Illinois
- Dependent exemptions
Income tax exemptions for children are reserved for custodial parents, unless the parent gives up that right in writing.
>> read more about dependent exemptions
- Fathers: Don’t Push Them Away
The Fathers role a child’s life is becoming more and more important as our society changes.
>> read more about fathers’ role in their child’s life
Learn about the adoption process for incapacitated adults and minor children.
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- Unmarried families
Learn more about Illinois statutes regarding paternity, custodial relocation, and back child support.
>> read more about unmarried parents and other issues
- Identity theft
Victims of identity have legal recourse. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your credit.
>> read more about family identity theft
- Orders of protection
When domestic violence is a concern, you can file a restraining order to protect yourself and your children from potential harm.
>> read more about getting a restraining order and protection
- Premarital agreements
Discover why you need an attorney to help you file a prenup.
>> read more about filing premarital agreements and prenups
Learn how to appoint a guardian to a minor child or incapacitated adult.
>> read more about guardianships
- Divorce Tips For Introverts
Advice for introverts going through a divorce and how to do with the process.
>> read more about dealing with divorce and the process