An Overview of Litigated Divorce

Our divorce practice is unique from other law practices in that we work with clients to establish the best legal route for their particular case. Often times that means not going through litigation, and instead focusing on mediation or...

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How Do The New Laws Affect Maintenance (Alimony) and Child Support?

You may be wondering how the new laws that went into effect on January 1, 2016 affect maintenance (formerly known as alimony) and child support. While there are many facets to the new laws, here are a couple things...

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Ashley Madison Hack & Infidelity: What It Means For Your Divorce

The Ashley Madison hack brings attention to infidelity in relationships, which many people assume leads to an immediate divorce. Divorce shouldn’t always be the first option, and a person should consider some other options first: marriage and individual counseling,...

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FAQs: Real Estate & Divorce in Illinois

My house is only titled in my name, is it considered marital? If the house was bought during the marriage, it is considered marital no matter whether it’s your name on the title, or both you and your spouse’s name...

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Knowing How to Protect Yourself With A Prenuptial Agreement: What Prenuptial Agreements Cannot Do

A prenuptial agreement can serve as a great tool in protecting yourself, your loved ones and your assets.  However, even if you and your fiancée agree, you cannot create a contract in certain circumstances. Your prenuptial agreement cannot: Determine custody...

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Establishing a Special Needs Trust for Your Family

Special and specific considerations need to be made if not only a child of yours has special needs, but also if there is any child in your family that has special needs.  Estate planning, and specifically trusts for special...

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Is Guardianship Right for You or Your Loved ones?

Are you trying to decide whether an adult guardianship is right for a loved one? Do you already know that you need an adult guardianship established, but would like to what is involved? While no guardianship is alike, and...

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Dealing with Extended Visitation During or After your Divorce and Custody Litigation

With the turning weather of Spring and Summer comes thoughts of vacation not only for yourself but your family.  Here are some consideration: A carefully drafted Custody Agreement or Custody Judgment is key and will prevent future disagreements and litigation. ...

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Holiday Visitation

We also know that with the holidays, comes the inevitable stress of the holidays. A constant issue that our clients deal with is holiday visitation. While parents want to see their children for the holidays, this can often be...

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The Five Do’s And Don’ts of Prenuptial Agreements

COMMUNICATE.  Discuss with your future husband prior to meeting with an attorney.  Have a very thorough discussion of why you want it, what you want to protect, and what you feel the advantages are to both you and your...

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