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Julia recently returned to practicing family law in November 2020, where she started her legal career.  She previously worked at a medium-sized general practice firm focusing on family law and also representing clients in criminal defense, bankruptcy, and probate matters.  Her broad range of skills allows her understanding of how those other legal areas impact clients in… The post E. Julia Almeida appeared first on Manassa Law P.C..…
In any divorce where children are present, ensuring they have the care and support of their parents is the most crucial issue. When parents separate or divorce, parental rights can be incorporated into the divorce decree. When parents are unmarried, you must first establish paternity before parenting time can be decided. At Manassa Law, P.C.,… The post Barrington Child Custody Attorney appeared first on Manassa Law P.C..…
What can you do if your ex suddenly stops paying child support or is falling behind on spousal support payments? What about if your ex refuses to honor the terms in the parenting time plan? When this happens, you may have a couple of options in the state of Illinois. You may choose to enforce… The post Enforcement or Modification of Divorce Judgments appeared first on Manassa Law P.C..…
Dividing property and assets in a divorce is complicated and often messy. Both spouses may bristle at the thought of losing assets or part of their financial nest egg. In complex divorces, couples may own stock options. These options are often difficult to divide fairly and can be a major source of contention in the… The post Splitting Stock Options in a Divorce appeared first on Manassa Law P.C..…
If you and your spouse are considering divorce, you may wish to consider a legal separation first. In Illinois, married couples have the option to file for divorce immediately on the grounds of irreconcilable differences or seek a legal separation. This law changed in 2016. Prior to 2016, Illinois couples had to live separately for… The post How Long to Wait After Separation to Divorce? appeared first on Manassa Law P.C..…
Xavier Bonfiglio joined us as a law clerk for the summer of 2019 and continues to work with us during law school.  He’s expecting to earn his J.D. from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in May 2021 and received his B.S. from the University of Dayton in 2018, majoring in Business Economics with… The post Xavier Bonfiglio appeared first on Manassa Law P.C..…
Kelly Wieczorek joined our firm in September 2019. She is a recent John Marshall Law School graduate where she graduated second in her class. Kelly successfully passed the July 2019 Illinois Bar Exam and obtained her mediation certificate shortly thereafter. For the past 10 years, Kelly has dedicated herself to learning and experiencing various aspects… The post Kelly A. Wieczorek appeared first on Manassa Law P.C..…
How is Spousal Maintenance Calculated in Illinois? – According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, there were 26,132 divorces and annulments in the state of Illinois in 2016. This was the fewest number of divorces in the state over the last several years. In Illinois, spousal maintenance is a component of most divorces. It… The post How is Spousal Maintenance Calculated in Illinois? appeared first on Manassa Law P.C..…