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Top Ten Myths in Illinois Divorce Cases [Myth #10]

Myth: Permanent maintenance is forever. Not true. Permanent maintenance, also known as indefinite maintenance, is modifiable based upon a substantial change in circumstances.  Under Illinois law, permanent maintenance abates upon the remarriage, cohabitation, or death of the recipient.  It is modifiable based upon a change in circumstances that is involuntary. A person who loses a […]

Top Ten Myths in Illinois Divorce Cases [Myth #9]

Myth: If I don’t like the outcome of my divorce trial, I can always modify it. The answer is, generally not.  Once a judgment is entered as a  result of a contested trial, child support and maintenance are not modifiable unless there is a substantial change in circumstances that is proved in an evidentiary hearing, […]