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3 Reasons You May Need a Child Custody Lawyer

Posted on June 23rd, 2021 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

If you feel your divorce ended amicably or with you and your spouse on the same page, you may not think you need a lawyer. If you have a parenting plan set down by the judge, you may think that’s all that you need. After all, if either you or your spouse violates the plan, […]

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Do We Need a Prenup?

Posted on June 23rd, 2021 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Family Lawyer A prenuptial agreement, often referred to as a prenup, is a legally binding agreement that directs how a couple’s individual assets (financial and physical) will be handled in the event that their marriage ends.  In spite of the fact that many people feel a prenup is ‘planning to fail’ in a marriage, these […]

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Let’s Talk About… Child Custody Evaluations (Part II) 

Posted on June 23rd, 2021 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

By Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC  In this guest blog post (Part II of a two-part series; if you missed Part I, please find it here), we’re discussing Child Custody Evaluations.  If you’re going through the process of divorce and have children, you may be facing a custody evaluation. Let’s dive into some of […]

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Let’s Talk About… Child Custody Evaluations (Part I)

Posted on May 26th, 2021 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

By Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC  Let’s start with standards.  Child Custody Evaluation Standards. It’s a mouthful. What are they? What are they used for? Why are they important? In Part I of this guest blog post we’ll delve into these questions and more.  If you’re going through the process of divorce and have […]

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How a Trust Litigation Lawyer Can Help You…

Posted on December 12th, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Removing an Executor or Trustee Removing an executor, trustee, or agent of a trust or an estate plan can be emotionally exhausting and considerably challenging. If you are involved in a set of circumstances that demands action to be taken, then you should act swiftly, and with the assistance of an estate and trust litigation […]

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How a Car Accident Injury May Impact Your Alimony Agreement

Posted on November 23rd, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Family Lawyer If you or your former spouse suffered a serious injury in a car accident, there may be repercussions that spill over into your alimony arrangement. In the United States, car accidents are responsible for three million injuries every year. Around two million people suffer a permanent injury as a result of a car […]

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How Do I Modify My Alimony Support Payment?

Posted on April 11th, 2019 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Divorce Lawyers Alimony, or spousal support as it’s sometimes called, is a provision given to an ex-spouse after a marriage has dissolved. State laws vary, but generally, alimony is given for a specified time frame to help the ex-spouse get their financial bearings after a divorce. To modify an alimony support order, it generally takes […]

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Thinking About Custody of Embryos

Posted on March 8th, 2019 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

  Family Lawyer Bloomington, IL There is usually a great deal of hope that surrounds the process of creating embryos for use in fertility treatments. Hope is important. Hope is powerful and arguably necessary during fertility treatment. But it is also important that individuals carefully consider the legal ramifications of the embryo creation process. While […]

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Differences Between Marriage and Cohabitation

Posted on March 8th, 2019 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Family Lawyers Bloomington, IL Many people believe that living together, or cohabitating seems like a logical step before deciding to get married or when skipping marriage altogether. If it does not work out, they part ways and that’s that, right? It is not that simple if you have been together for any length of time […]

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Can I Own A Gun If I Have a Protective Order Against Me?

Posted on July 23rd, 2015 by Joe Pioletti

The Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 establishes severe penalties for anyone convicted of domestic violence. According to domestic violence law, abuse includes both physical and emotional abuse. It is also considered abuse to harass, threaten, or force someone to do something against his or her will. The law is designed to be broad so […]

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