5 Things to Avoid During Custody Litigation

Avoid disparaging the other parent. You may find yourself extremely frustrated with your child’s mother or father. However, disparaging or badmouthing that person will probably hurt your case. A main determining factor in custody is your ability to get...

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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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Paying For Your Child’s College Expenses During Or After A Divorce

College expenses are one of the more common issues that parties litigate after their divorce is finalized.  Here are some things that you should know about paying for your child’s college expenses during or after your divorce: Include College Expenses...

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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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Supplemental Security Income

As we all age we may be asking ourselves “Will I have money to support myself when I retire?”  “Where will this money come from?”  “Will I have to work for the rest of my life?”  There are many...

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