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- New Illinois Law Will Require Pregnancy Accommodations
Illinois has seen many positive changes in support of womenís equality recently. In addition to signing an amendment to the Equal Pay Act that will centralize workplace discrimination investigations, Governor Quinn also signed into law a bill that will expand accommodations for expecting and new mothers.
- The Christmas Tort, For Christmas Dishes Youíve Had to Eat and Lies You Were Told
Itís time to give personal injury lawyers a tort that can improve the lives of people at Christmas. How long are family members going to suffer at Christmas after being served dishes that should have stayed in the 50's, for lies told to them by their parents, and for Christmas traditions they never agreed to take part in, without being able to obtain some type of relief for the distress, the stomach pain and heartburn theyíve endured? Well no more. Itís time for the Christmas Tort.
- Surviving During the Holidays in a Divorce or Legal Separation
In Illinois, there are parents with physical custody of the children, often referred to as residential custody, and there are non-residential custodial parents with visitation rights. In any divorce in which the parties are parents, often, divorce lawyers will tell you that the primary issue is often the division of visitation time with the kids. The most sought after parenting time is during the holidays when families are expected to be together and the kids are not in school.
- What Are My Rights Under Community Property Distribution?
While the majority of states require that assets be distributed in an equitable division upon divorce, community property states view all property that was accumulated during the marriage to be the equal property of both spouses.
- Business Valuation in Connecticut Divorce
When a previously married couple files for divorce, their property must be equitably distributed between the former spouses. Usually, the courts will follow what is known as an equitable distribution model to ensure fairness to both parties.
- New Illinois Maintenance Law
In every Illinois divorce, the family law court decides whether one spouse must pay maintenance, commonly referred to as spousal support, to the other side.
- Understanding the Routes to Different Child Custody Situations in California
The Child Custody and Visitation Process in California. Divorcing parents in California control their own future when deciding child custody arrangements. That is if they are amicable and can come to an agreement.
- What Property am I Entitled to in an Equitable Distribution State?
Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin use a community property distribution scheme to divide marital property. Alaska recognizes the community property scheme if the spouses agree to the arrangement. All other states use equitable distribution.
- How to Tell if You Are Ready for a Divorce
Issues to review when contemplating a dissolution of marriage.
- Important Differences Between Enforcement of Spousal Support Orders and Enforcement of Civil Judgments in California
Spousal support refers to an ongoing series of payments payable to one spouse over a specified duration of time after a divorce. For spousal support to be enforceable under California law, a judgment must first be entered by the court.