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Welcome to our divorce and family law blog, updating you on the law, trends and issues affecting relationships and families.
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 [...]
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 [...]