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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Divorce and Income Tax

Nothing makes tax preparation more fun than adding the extra stress of separate households, pending divorce or a million questions from your ex. Let’s take a moment to address some of the questions that come up around tax time...

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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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How is Custody Determined in Illinois?

In determining custody, the Court will always look to the best interests of the child or the children.  Some factors the Court may look at are: the wishes of the parents and the child, relationships between the child with...

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5 Facts About Filing Bankruptcy During Your Divorce

As you look to terminate your marriage it will bring up a multitude of issues, and many of them will be financial.  If after careful consideration you determine that a bankruptcy is a necessary step, there are some things...

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Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket: Key Questions To Ask When Deciding To Store Your Embryos, Eggs or Sperm for Future Use

While many people have utilized assisted reproductive technology in the hopes of conceiving either now or in the future, the method of cryopreservation and storage of one’s embryos, sperm or eggs (also known as oocytes) has become especially relevant...

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August is Child Support Awareness Month

In support of August being Child Support Awareness Month in Illinois, the following is important information regarding child support in Illinois: Child support is paid by the parent not having physical custody of the child or children.  The non-custodial parent...

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