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How the tax bill could affect your divorce

The tax bill passed by Congress at the end of 2017 could dramatically affect your pocketbook for years to come. Especially if you are in the midst of divorce.

As the Chicago Tribune reports, a provision of the tax bill could make settling your finances with your ex much more difficult. Specifically, the new law takes away the ability to deduct spousal maintenance (commonly known as alimony) on your federal income tax return. Nobody who entered into a divorce judgment after Dec. 31 will get to take advantage of the alimony deduction.

What does it mean if I receive a restraining order in Illinois?

If you’ve received a restraining order—known in Illinois as an order of protection—you need to be clear on the terms of this order to avoid facing unnecessary penalties. Today we examine the fundamentals of this type of court order.

Types of protective orders

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