Cub Fever! Divorcing Wife Files Emergency Petition for World Series Tickets at Wrigley Field

The frenzy among Chicago Cubs fans to snag tickets to the World Series games at Wrigley Field between October 28-30 has also reared its head in domestic relations court in Cook County.  Last week, the wife-petitioner in a pending divorce case filed an “Emergency Petition For World Series Tickets” to see the Saturday, October 29 game...
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Joint Custody v. Joint Allocation – What’s The Real Difference?

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In general, prospective divorce or family law clients are fairly certain they know what the term “joint custody” means before they speak with a divorce or family law attorney – knowledge that appeared to be outdated after the massive changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act that took place on January 1, 2015.  ...
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Sperm Donor Not Required to Pay Child Support After Mother Discontinues Efforts

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A Cook County judge on Wednesday dismissed a woman’s bid to collect child support from her contracted sperm donor, after she declined to proceed with the necessary investigation to determine whether her children were conceived through in vitro fertilization, or during the few overlapping months when the two were intimately involved. Circuit Judge James L. Kaplan dismissed Karina...
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Illinois Supreme Court Again Rejects Property Division For Unmarried Couples

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In 1979, the Illinois Supreme Court determined that common-law marriage would not be recognized in the state when the Court ruled against a woman who sought property from a man she’d had children with, but never married.  The Court’s ruling was based on upholding a “policy of discouraging cohabitation between unmarried parties and disfavoring nonmarital children,” an Illinois appeals...
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Bennett & Bangser, LLC and Their Clients – A Superior Connection

No one works harder at achieving an optimal result than Partners Brad Bennett and Marc Bangser (along with their incredible staff), who provide an unrivaled level of attention, communication and detail-oriented representation to your divorce or family law matter.  Very often the most rewarding part of their jobs is when a case concludes – getting...
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Partner Brad Bennett “Thrills” the Cook County Legal Community

Partner Brad Bennett learned the hard way – you do NOT turn in courtesy copies to a certain Cook County judge a day late.  Make sure the volume is turned up, and enjoy! Brad Bennett Shows Off His Skills In Court Remember, for representation on your divorce or family law needs, including pre-decree divorce matters, parentage cases, post-decree modifications,...
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Another Set of Five-Star Reviews for Bennett & Bangser!

Two more outstanding and well-deserved five-star reviews were just posted to the new Bennett & Bangser, LLC website!  To read these reviews in full, please head to the Bennett & Bangser Testimonials Page or the firm’s Yelp.com Page, to Brad’s profile on Avvo.com or to Marc’s profile on Avvo.com – but here’s a sneak peek of the stellar testimonials from two very appreciative former clients: “If you...
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New and Improved Website Launches for Bennett & Bangser, LLC

The team at Bennett & Bangser, LLC is excited to share the launch of our new and improved website! Always striving to provide the highest level of representation to our clients, as well as showing potential clients the passion and skill that Brad Bennett and Marc Bangser put into their work each and every day,...
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