Wes Cowell’s Guides

Wes Cowell

Chicago Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Illinois Matrimonial and Family Law - Child Support - Overpayment Reimbursement

    Written by attorney Wes Cowell, 6 months ago.

    What can be done when an obligor (the one paying support) realizes that too much has been paid and the support recipient has reaped a windfall? Background In the Spring of 2014, my law firm was retain

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  2. Illinois Matrimonial and Family Law - Child Support / Educational Expenses - Self-Emancipation

    Written by attorney Wes Cowell, 8 months ago.

    A historical explanation and current status (as of 2014) of the law of emancipation in the context of child support. Introduction I came across the term “de facto emancipation” in an article about chi

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  3. "Community Property" in Illinois

    Written by attorney Wes Cowell, 10 months ago.

    A simple, comprehensive, explanation of the difference between "community property" and "common law" property division rules. What it is: "Community property" refers to a legal system of characterizin

  4. Using a Divorce to Save Your Marriage.

    Written by attorney Wes Cowell, almost 2 years ago.

    It seems perfectly illogical, but my experience demonstrates that filing a divorce case or being served papers can often be the catalyst that sparks renewed interest in reconciling the differences that have brought a couple to precipice of divorce. This article explores how a d...

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  5. Annulment in Illinois

    Written by attorney Wes Cowell, almost 2 years ago.

    In Illinois, an annulment is referred to as a Declaration of Invalidity of Marriage.1 The court makes it as if the parties were never married. This can be important for a variety of reasons. For religious purposes, check with your clergy about what you need. The court can give yo...

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  6. Illinois Matrimonial and Family Law -- Removal 101

    Written by attorney Wes Cowell, almost 2 years ago.

    A straightforward guide to the basics on removing children from Illinois. What you must do, may do, and must not do . . . and what happens when you do it wrong.

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