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...
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,...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...