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...
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”...
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...
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...
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...