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Revocation of a Power of Attorney in Divorce
The maker of the Power of Attorney may be completely competent but may be physically unable to handle certain matters and that may have been why the Power of Attorney was made. If competent, a person can always revoke their Power of Attorney and choose to continue to act on their own.
A person or entity acting as Power of Attorney owes fiduciary duties, being in a position of trust, and said fiduciary duties include complete loyalty and complete transparency.
In Illinois, alimony is awarded without regard to marital misconduct. According to Illinois divorce law, the judge orders support from one spouse to the other if the parties cannot agree. The court awards alimony in a lump sum or for a fixed or indefinite period of time. The alimony may be paid from the income or property of the other spouse after considering all relevant factors, including the income and assets of each spouse, the needs of each party, the earning capacity of each party, any impairment of the earning capacity of the party seeking alimony caused by marital sacrifices, the time necessary for the receiving party to seek employment, the standard of living established while married, the length of the marriage, the age and health of both parties, and the contributions and services by the party seeking maintenance to the education or career potential of the other spouse.
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