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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Splitting Retirement in Divorce

The division of assets in a divorce is often one of the most contested and emotional issues. Assets can range from anything such as bank accounts to real estate. The assets acquired during the course of the marriage are...

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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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Is Divorce Mediation Right for You?

Despite people’s best intentions, many marriages end in divorce. Divorce can be very emotional and can have serious long-term effects. One increasingly common option for couples considering divorce is mediation. In Illinois, mediation is required pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court...

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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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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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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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How Long Does A Divorce Take?

If you do not belong to the small percentage of divorcing couples who have agreed on all terms of the divorce at the outset, we often hear: “Why is my divorce taking so long?” You may be wondering exactly...

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