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Downtown Chicago Family Law Firm Seeking Motivated Legal Secretary! - We are a multi-award winning and highly-respected divorce/family law firm located in the Loop, looking for an self-starting, team-oriented and talented legal secretary to join our already stellar support staff. We handle a wide array of litigation including pre-decree divorces, post-decree modifications, child support, orders of protection, pre-marital agreements and a variety of other family... Read More →

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Jackson’s battle over Illinois v. Washington D.C. jurisdiction in contentious divorce case - Sandi Jackson launched her political career from the South Side home she shared with Jesse Jackson Jr., paid the sewer and water bills while her husband was in prison — and let her sister stay in the house for extended periods of time evidence that the couple’s increasingly contentious divorce case should be heard... Read More →

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Major Child Support Law Changes Coming in July 2017 - Starting on July 1, Illinois lawmakers long-awaited overhaul of the child support formula will go into effect, bringing Illinois in line with what other states have been doing for years.  The new law would eliminate statutory percentages of a party s net monthly income and require both parents to submit their net income to come up... Read More →

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Think Your Spouse is Cheating? You May Want to Take Pause Before Auto-Forwarding Their Emails… - Putting an auto-forward on your husband or wife s email account when you suspect that they re cheating may amount to a violation of the federal Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act, the Chicago-based Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided in December 2016. Paula Epstein, the defendant in the case, was sued by her husband, Barry Jay Epstein.  The couple... Read More →

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Illinois Attorney General: Winning A Divorce Case Was A Motive For Murder - During an appeal to the highest court in the State of Illinois involving one of the most notorious convictions in recent memory, the State has alleged that Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook sergeant who made headlines when his fourth wife went missing in 2007, was motivated to kill his third wife because of a messy split.  Assistant Attorney General... Read More →

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Cub Fever! Divorcing Wife Files Emergency Petition for World Series Tickets at Wrigley Field - The frenzy among Chicago Cubs fans to snag tickets to the World Series games at Wrigley Field between October 28-30 has also reared its head in domestic relations court in Cook County.  Last week, the wife-petitioner in a pending divorce case filed an  Emergency Petition For World Series Tickets to see the Saturday, October 29 game... Read More →

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Joint Custody v. Joint Allocation – What’s The Real Difference? - In general, prospective divorce or family law clients are fairly certain they know what the term joint custody means before they speak with a divorce or family law attorney knowledge that appeared to be outdated after the massive changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act that took place on January 1, 2015.  ... Read More →

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Sperm Donor Not Required to Pay Child Support After Mother Discontinues Efforts - A Cook County judge on Wednesday dismissed a woman’s bid to collect child support from her contracted sperm donor, after she declined to proceed with the necessary investigation to determine whether her children were conceived through in vitro fertilization, or during the few overlapping months when the two were intimately involved. Circuit Judge James L. Kaplan dismissed Karina... Read More →

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Illinois Supreme Court Again Rejects Property Division For Unmarried Couples - In 1979, the Illinois Supreme Court determined that common-law marriage would not be recognized in the state when the Court ruled against a woman who sought property from a man she’d had children with, but never married.  The Court s ruling was based on upholding a “policy of discouraging cohabitation between unmarried parties and disfavoring nonmarital children,” an Illinois appeals... Read More →

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Bennett & Bangser, LLC and Their Clients – A Superior Connection - No one works harder at achieving an optimal result than Partners Brad Bennett and Marc Bangser (along with their incredible staff), who provide an unrivaled level of attention, communication and detail-oriented representation to your divorce or family law matter.  Very often the most rewarding part of their jobs is when a case concludes getting... Read More →
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