Posts by Larry Manassa

The Pros and Cons of Separation vs. Divorce

The Pros and Cons of Separation vs. Divorce

If your marriage has hit a rough patch, you may be wondering about what to do next. When attempts at counseling and working it out aren’t helping, you may be ready to move to the next step. For some couples, the question may be whether they should get separated – or move forward with a…

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How to Help a Good Friend Through a Divorce

How to Help a Good Friend Through a Divorce

When you were younger, you may have spent a lot of time – and money – attending weddings. During later phases of your life, those same marriages that you joyfully celebrated may have changed quite a bit. Some of your close friends and family may even be in the middle of divorce proceedings. It can…

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Illinois Child Support Guidelines

Illinois Child Support Guidelines | Manassa Law

When you share a child or children with another person, breaking up can be challenging. A major concern for many parents is whether they will receive – or be required to pay – child support. The answer to that question depends on several factors, including which parent has primary custody, the child’s needs, and the…

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What Is the Role of a Child Specialist in a Collaborative Divorce?

For many parents, their biggest fear about filing for divorce is how it will affect their kids. While divorce doesn’t have to be – and usually isn’t – traumatic, it is still a big change for most kids. For this reason, most parents want to minimize any negative impacts of divorce on their kids. During…

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Is Alimony/Spousal Support Mandatory in Illinois?

When you make the decision to get a divorce, there are usually a lot of uncertainties. You may not know who will get the house, how custody will be decided, or even how long it will take. If you earn less than your soon-to-be-ex, you may also be wondering if you will get alimony. Known…

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