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  • Income Taxes and Divorce: What You Need to Know Before April 18

    Filing Status IRS rules provide that if you are married on December 31st of the tax year, then you are still married for purposes of that year’s tax returns [Note – there is an exception to this rule where the spouses did not reside togetherRead More

  • Digital Assets and Your Estate Plan

    In today’s digital age, many of us have more online accounts than we can keep track of. The internet has undeniably made everything we do easier, quicker, and (mostly) cheaper. It’s no wonder our society has moved more towards managing our personal, business, and financialRead More

  • More Predictability for Maintenance Awards in Illinois Starting January 1, 2015

    There is a significant change to maintenance awards (formerly known as alimony) effective January 1, 2015 under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (“IMDMA”).   Under the old statute, Judges were given very broad discretion to decide a maintenance award after weighing several factors. Read More

  • Removing Children From the State in Parentage and Divorce Cases

    Few people dispute that it is in the best interest of children to have both fit parents actively involved in their lives.  In an ideal world, that would involve co-parenting and parents sharing time and opportunities to be a consistent and supportive presence in theirRead More

  • Illinois Women Are Protected by a New Law: the Pregnancy Accommodation Act

    Many challenges face women who are pregnant or recently gave birth.  I know from firsthand experience that the stress and anticipation of a pregnancy and new baby are compelling.  The last thing an expecting or new mother needs is a workplace or state that failsRead More

  • Discussion Points For Parents On The Topic Of Estate Planning For College Kids

    This fall, as college kids prepare to head back to school, they should consider adding estate planning to the to-do list.   It is important to realize that one does not need to be a senior citizen or in bad health to properly prepare for life’s unexpected events.  Additionally, estate planning is not just for the wealthy – there are many benefits to a young adult having a plan in place even when they are just starting out.Read More

  • Penny-wise and Pound-foolish: the Dangers of Do-it-yourself Estate Planning

    There is a popular book by Andrew Keen, titled “Cult of the Amateur,” that talks about the recent increase in do-it-yourself activity by consumers who are trying to save money. From bloggers who think they are journalists to DIY lawyers (non-lawyers doing their own legalRead More

  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: Creating Predictability in Matters of Love and Marriage

    We often see examples of how marriage can be a blessing or a curse. With articles in social media and programs on television highlighting everything that can go wrong, it is no wonder people are a little nervous to get married these days. One wayRead More

  • Planning for the Unexpected: Proper Estate Planning Should Be on Your Itinerary

    My husband and I recently traveled out of the country to the Bahamas for a much-needed spring break getaway.  This trip was vastly different than any we’ve taken as it was the first time we have left our toddler-age daughter behind.   In preparation for theRead More

  • Welcome to the New Blog Page for the Law Office of Jennifer Guimond-quigley

    Thank you for taking the time to read our blog covering stories and news and resources in family law, estate planning and probate! Well informed and educated friends, family and clients are great sources of information. We write and share the content you all can use toRead More

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