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Interim Attorney's Fees
Interim attorney's fees refers to the costs associated with hiring and being represented by an attorney in court, to be assessed periodically throughout the duration of a legal separation, dissolution of marriage (divorce), or dissolution of civil union case. An award of interim attorney's fees may be based on, but is not limited to the followi
Legal separation is the process through which a judge orders that two spouses in a marriage or two partners in a civil union are required to live separately from one another. However, this DOES NOT mean the two spouses or partners have divorced or have had their civil union dissolved.When two people are legally separated, one or both parties may re
If a judge has ordered that you and your partner or spouse are legally separated, and you have experience a significant change in financial circumstances – such as a change in employment status or the additional presence of a mental or physical disability – you may be able to modify certain aspects of your legal separation agreement, including:temp
Property divisions refers to the process through which marital property or civil union property is distributed among both spouses or partners during a dissolution of marriage (divorce) or dissolution of civil union case.Dividing assets contained in a couple's shared retirement account requires a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO).Property di
A Qualified (Illinois) Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is a court order issued during a divorce, dissolution of civil union, or legal separation case. QDROs decide how a couple's retirement savings will be divided among each other after they separate. If a couple does not have any retirement savings, a QDRO will not be ordered.
Temporary child support refers to a type of child support payment to be made to your spouse or partner while the two of you are legally separated, and/or are currently in the process of dissolving your marriage (divorce) or dissolving your civil union.Generally speaking, a spouse or partner will only be ordered to pay temporary child support if bot
Temporary custody is a temporary allocation of parental responsibilities (custody) to you, your spouse or partner, or both. This temporary allocation can only be made while the two of you are legally separated, and/or are currently in the process of divorcing or dissolving your civil union.If temporary custody is ordered, one parent will become the
Temporary maintenance (alimony) refers to payments made to your spouse or partner while the two of you are getting or currently are legally separated, OR are in the process of getting a divorce or dissolving your civil union.
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