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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Three Key Things To Keep In Mind About The Changes To Custody And Visitation In Illinois

On January 1, 2016, significant changes were made to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA). Many of those changes focused on the provisions dealing with custody and visitation of minor children. The following are 3 key...

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What Happens to the Family Pet After a Divorce?

Pets are often viewed as important members of the family. One issue that arises in divorce cases when there is an animal involved is who gets to keep the pet? In recent years, litigation surrounding pet “custody” and “visitation”...

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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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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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