In this article, we discuss how to refuse an inheritance and answer the following questions: what is a disclaimer?, why would someone want to refuse an inheritance?, how does one file a disclaimer?, when is a disclaimer invalid?
In this article, we explain the Illinois guardianship estate accountings process and answer the following questions of how is the accounting prepared for an Illinois guardianship estate?, who receives notice of an Illinois guardianship estate accounting?, what happens when the value of an Illinois guardianship estate goes up or down?, how often do guardianship estate accountings need to be completed?, what happens if someone objects to a guardianship estate accounting?, and what happens if a guardianship estate accounting does not balance?
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt to a lot of processes, but in Illinois, family mediation during COVID is still available and has been transferred online to allow individuals and families to meet safely without fear of exposure to COVID. In this article, we explain the video mediation process and answer important questions including what you need for video mediation, how does video mediation work, the benefits to video mediation, privacy concerns, signing documents, and how to increase the success of the mediation.
In this article, we discuss the process of modifying parenting agreement or decrees in Illinois by answering the questions "Will Illinois Law Allow Me to Modify My Marital Settlement?", "What Circumstances in Illinois Allow Modification of a Parental Agreement?", "In Illinois What is a Substantial Change of Circumstances?", "When can Child Support be Modified in Illinois?", "At What Point Can Maintenance be Modified in Illinois?", "Can I Move to a Different City in Illinois, or to a Different State?", and "Is it Permitted in Illinois Modify the Parental Agreement Without a Change in Circumstances?".
In this article, we discuss show cause hearings after a divorce in Illinois. Show cause hearings are legal hearings that require a party to appear and to provide reasons as to why they have failed to take action, or taken action that was directly against the parental agreement, or why the court should not grant relief. This article addresses the points of reasons for a show cause hearing, what happens at show cause hearings, how to prepare for a show cause hearing, and possible results of a show cause hearing.
In this article, we discuss if the termination of parental rights can be expedited in Illinois and answer the questions what circumstances prompt expedited termination of parental rights in Illinois?, what factors are important when considering expediting termination of parental rights?, what happens if a termination-of-parental-rights-proceeding is unsuccessful? and can a parent be found unfit but not have their parental rights terminated?
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