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Is Lifestyle Still a Factor for Maintenance?

What factors of the standard of living will a Court consider in view of the guidelines? Is the ability to save for retirement an element that should be considered?
Credits: 0.5 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 0 Other PR
SKU: P9000-21E-05
$30.00 or 0.50 credits
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Faculty:

Janet E. Boyle, Family Law Solutions, P.C., Chicago

Expires: 1/1/2023

Faculty:

Janet E. Boyle, Family Law Solutions, P.C., Chicago

Expires: 1/1/2023

Products specifications
Program Date1/18/2021
Session from:Business Valuation, Financial & Tax Issues in Divorce 2021
Products specifications
Program Date1/18/2021
Session from:Business Valuation, Financial & Tax Issues in Divorce 2021
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