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Welcome to our divorce and family law blog, updating you on the law, trends and issues affecting relationships and families.
Child Support can seem complex and overwhelming. When a couple divorces one aspect of the divorce is an understanding that all parents are expected to support their children emotionally and financially. The financial component means more than just paying for diapers and formula, but for a lifestyle for [...]
In my experience, there are several common fears that most divorce clients have as they enter a process that will dramatically change their lives. Those fears start with: What are their post-divorce finances going to look like? Are they going to be able to afford the same lifestyle [...]
We are proud to announce that we have opened a second location to better serve their clients in the Western suburbs and it officially opened it’s doors on May 1, 2020. The new address is 1010 Lake St Suite 200 Oak Park IL 60301. A meeting in Oak [...]
You can get divorced right now Chicago, Illinois without going to court. This may surprise many people but the Cook County, DuPage and surrounding county divorce courts are open and operating remotely. For uncontested divorces, it may even be possible to get divorced quicker than was possible before [...]
Many people are wondering if the governor’s shelter at home order affects parenting time or visitation schedules. It does not. You should still continue with your parenting time/visitation schedules. Some parents have provisions in the parenting agreements that state one parent has all “school holidays.” School might be [...]
Many people want to know which divorce process is the quickest. No process is inherently quicker than the other. An adage frequently stated by many family law attorneys is that a case moves “as fast as the slowest person.” This slowest person could be one of the professionals [...]
Beginning January 1, 2019, Illinois has a new formula for calculating maintenance. If you get divorced in 2019 and beyond, this new formula applies to your case. Maintenance (also known as alimony or spousal support) used to be taxable to the payee and tax deductible by the payor. [...]
It can be difficult to co-parent when you live with the other parent. Living separate and apart and being separated or divorced can make it more difficult to co-parent. Here are some tips to co-parent well for your children’s benefit. -Don’t every bad mouth your ex in front [...]
There is a currently a bill pending in the Illinois legislature that mandates both parents receive equal parenting time in the event of a divorce or child custody case. Here is the synopsis of bill HB 4113: Provides that it is presumed that it is in the child’s [...]
Premarital Agreement in Illinois – Wedding season is coming up soon in Illinois. Couples in Chicago are planning elaborate parties, looking for a place to live and generally getting ready for adjustments in their life. However, the majority of couples do not take the time to plan their [...]
Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation in Illinois – Both mediation and collaborative divorce help couples sort through a variety of issues, including child custody, the division of property and debt, retirement benefits, child support and other matters in a way that’s designed to keep both parties focused on solutions. [...]
Uniform Collaborative Law Act set to become law on January 1, 2018 – Collaborative Law is finally getting the legitimacy it deserves. The Governor recently signed the Uniform Collaborative Law Act which still be law as of January 1st 2018. Illinois will join the 16 other states that recognize [...]