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There are many aspects to family law from adoption to spousal maintenance. Read our family law articles to get information about family law matters to help you know the law and make more informed decisions regarding your matter.

Grounds for Involuntary Mental Health Treatment in illinois

Who Can Be Involuntarily Committed to a Mental Health Facility in Illinois?

In this article we explain the grounds for involuntary mental health treatment in Illinois, including: “who can be involuntarily committed to a mental health facility in Illinois?”, “under what circumstances can a person be involuntarily committed in Illinois?”, and “what to do if you know someone that needs involuntary mental health care.

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How to Calculate Illinois Spousal Maintenance in 2019

Illinois Spousal Maintenance Calculation

In this article, we explain how to calculate the amount of spousal maintenance in Illinois, including how to calcuate spousal maintenance when the parties have fixed income and how to calculate spousal maintenance when the parties have variable income.  We will also answer the question, "what is a 'true-up' for Illinois spousal maintenance?"

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Petitions for the Allocation of Parental Responsibilities

Petitions for the Allocation of Parental Responsibilities

If you have children and are filing for a Dissolution of Marriage, or there is another active case (such as dissolution or parentage) regarding your child, you will usually have to ask for parental responsibilities until the proceedings have concluded.  It is also in everyone’s best interest for the Petitioner (person filing for divorce) to submit their Dissolution in the county the child and other parent live.

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