Pre-nuptial agreements are often recommended by attorneys as an excellent way to protect oneself in the event of a divorce. However, it is important to…Read More
Depending on the situation, the attorneys involved, and the personalities of the divorcing parties, divorce proceedings can last for what can seem like ages. When…Read More
Divorce has an unpleasant way of creating conflict in more areas than one can count. As spouses begin the overwhelming battle of what belongs to…Read More
One of the most abused tactics used by women who are seeking an advantage in child custody proceedings is to file an order of protection…Read More
During divorce proceedings, children are often placed in confusing situations, causing them to feel some type of preference for one parent over the other. Many times the mere observation of parental conflict is enough to cause a child to have feelings of resentment towards one parent on his or her own, but many times one parent is the cause of these feelings, contributing to what is known by child psychologists as Parental Alienation Syndrome.Read More
As if divorce isn’t complicated already, modern divorcees now have the added component of “social media” to deal with when battling their spouse in court. Social media presents a problem for those who are going through a divorce for many reasons, as your social profile provides an insight into your life that the court might not otherwise have had.Read More
A house is one of the largest assets among a married couple.
As such when the marriage fails it can become one of the most difficult pieces of property to divide. Even during the divorce process the couple may still live in the house. However, Illinois law provides a couple of avenues that would force one spouse to leave the home while the proceedings are ongoing.Read More
What’s mine is yours. What’s yours is mine.
In some marriages people tend to share everything with their spouse. However, when it comes to divorce not everything is split 50/50. There is a difference between marital property and non-marital property.
In Illinois, the courts try to keep this area black and white, however, as with every law there are gray areas. Generally speaking marital property is everything obtained by the couple after the moment they say “I do.”Read More
It is not uncommon in a divorce for one parent to be named the custodial and the other non-custodial.
The custodial parent generally has the physical or legal custody of their children. Meaning their children live with them day-to-day, and the non-custodial parent receives visits or overnight stays.
A new provision under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act requires the custodial parent to give their ex-spouse the right to watch their children, instead of hiring a third party childcare provider, in the event they will be away from home for a long period of time.Read More
Learning how to work together as parents even after the divorce is important for a child’s growth.
When it comes to co-parenting ex-spouses have to come to an agreement on issues like visitation, child support and even doctor visitsRead More