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Should I Plan to Pay Spousal Support?
Posted May 15, 2019

Should I Plan to Pay Spousal Support? By: M. Scott Gordon If you are considering divorce in the Chicago area, or are in the process of getting divorced, you may be asking yourself: Should I plan on paying spousal maintenance? And if I should plan on paying spousal support, how much should I anticipate paying? […]

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Who Pays for Summer Childcare Under the Income Shares Model?
Posted May 09, 2019

Who Pays for Summer Childcare Under the Income Shares Model? By: M. Scott Gordon Illinois law has changed when it comes to child support. Under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA), the state now uses an “income shares” model that takes into account the income of both parents when determining the total […]

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Do I Need a QDRO in My Divorce?
Posted May 01, 2019

Do I Need a QDRO in My Divorce? By: M. Scott Gordon   If you are thinking about divorce and you know both you or your spouse have significant retirement benefits, you should anticipate that a significant portion—if not all—of those retirement benefits will be divided.  The retirement benefits earned during your marriage are classified […]

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How to Avoid Retirement Problems in a Gray Divorce
Posted April 24, 2019

How to Avoid Retirement Problems in a Gray Divorce By: M. Scott Gordon Getting divorced should never mean you are unable to retire due to financial difficulties you would have avoided if you’d remained in an unhappy marriage. However, many people who decide to file for divorce later in life worry a divorce will devastate […]

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