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Welcome to our divorce and family law blog, updating you on the law, trends and issues affecting relationships and families.
Cryptocurrency (“Crypto”) has dominated financial news recently due to the wild gains in value over the past year. Crypto is also making news for it’s volatility. Bitcoin and other Crypto have lost about 50% of their value since peaking earlier this year. Crypto is subject to division in [...]
When parents’ divorce, a major concern is how to best provide for the interests of the children. Good co-parenting with your ex-spouse can be extremely effective, and help you and your children mentally, emotionally, and financially. Co-parenting fills the gap of how to best provide for your kids. [...]
Going through a divorce is tough. During the initial process, as well as throughout the divorce process. Avoiding key mistakes can make your divorce go much smoother and make the transition to your post-divorce easier. Here are 7 mistakes to avoid during your divorce: 1. Not Listening to [...]
Conflict Comes at a Cost The number one driver of fees incurred is the people involved. The more conflict and blowups there are, the more expenses there are for all parties. How easy the parties make it to reach a settlement will greatly affect the price of the [...]
Prenuptial agreements, or “prenups,” often get a bad rap—many tend to assume that they are primarily used by wealthy people as a way to leave their less-wealthy partner with few assets after a divorce. However, the truth is far more nuanced. Prenuptial agreements can protect both parties in a marriage, [...]
When parents divorce, one of the most important factors in the case is the wellbeing of their children. Parents should focus heavily and collaboratively on a child-centered divorce. Here are some tips to consider about your divorce, whether you’re in the midst of the divorce or just making [...]
One of the most overlooked group of people affected by divorce is the adult children of the divorcing couple. It’s easy to overlook those adults because they’re out of the house. Some may be in their 20s, 30s, or 40s, so it is simple to say that the [...]
Ending a relationship is not easy. Even when divorce is amicable you may still mourn for what could have been. When there is conflict, it helps to know that your life will be better after the divorce is final. One way to make the process easier on both [...]
Going through the holidays after separating from your spouse often raises stress levels. With COVID-19, separated parents may worry about the safety of their children while under the other parent’s care. Communication and flexibility can make the holidays easier for you and happier for your child. Here are [...]
Many people, including divorcing couples and some attorneys, have misconceptions about how the process of collaborative divorce works in Illinois. They confuse it for an uncontested case, which is where the parties agree to all the issues before the case starts. If you are considering divorce or are [...]
Communicating with your spouse during the divorce process is often difficult. Communication while you were married was likely a big problem, and now you have to make decisions and communicate with each other especially if you have children. We have some suggestions that may make it easier. Treat [...]
You might be concerned that an affair or adultery will impact your divorce. Marital misconduct is not taken into consideration when dividing up property in Illinois or deciding a child custody arrangement, at least not formally. For the person who has been scorned, the desire for revenge can [...]