Moving On: A Primer on Illinois Law Regarding Relocation

How can I relocate with my child after a divorce as a custodial parent?  The end of divorce proceedings is a relief for most parties; however, it is not necessarily the end of legal concerns. This is especially true when children are involved. Custody agreements offer specific terms that both the custodial and noncustodial parent must follow. Failure to adhere to them can result in … Continue reading Moving On: A Primer on Illinois Law Regarding Relocation

Divorce Self Care

Divorce can be an incredibly stressful time for many. A lot of people prefer to avoid divorce at all costs and will often prolong an unhappy marriage. Divorce is expensive, the family is pulled apart, and conflict kicks into overdrive. When it comes down to splitting assets and family division, you see a different side of your former spouse – and yourself. It’s not uncommon … Continue reading Divorce Self Care

Divorce and COVID-19: New Challenges and Smart Solutions

Sometimes, no matter how promising the beginning, relationships must come to an end. When a partnership is no longer viable, and the parties involved seek a way out, divorce is the best solution. That doesn’t mean it’s the easiest solution, which can be especially true during the era of COVID-19. While much of society ground to a halt, specific industries can’t do the same – … Continue reading Divorce and COVID-19: New Challenges and Smart Solutions

COVID & Divorce: A New Process for a New Age

A divorce is never an easy process, but the COVID-19 pandemic has presented both lawyers and clients alike with an unprecedented set of circumstances. Gathering in a small room for mediation or divorce hearings is no longer a feasible option for many individuals, and the demand for divorce proceedings has been on the rise as the pandemic drags on. To better serve their clients, the … Continue reading COVID & Divorce: A New Process for a New Age

Holidays and Divorce: When the Holidays aren’t so Jolly

The holiday season is a painful reminder of loss and the absence of people no longer in your life. Recovery from divorce or other loss is more challenging during the holidays. As the season is upon us, be mindful of your feelings. Here are some suggestions to help those transitioning during this challenging time: 1.) Start New Traditions You no longer are obligated to participate … Continue reading Holidays and Divorce: When the Holidays aren’t so Jolly

Divorcing an Abusive Spouse

Escaping an abusive relationship can be a difficult and scary situation. Victims of domestic abuse are often afraid to speak out, and many have trouble finding the resources they need. Fortunately, spousal abuse claims are taken very seriously by family courts, which means that the most important thing a victim can do is act as soon as possible. Take the Necessary Measures Right Away If … Continue reading Divorcing an Abusive Spouse

Domestic Violence and Divorce in Illinois

Divorce can be difficult and stressful under the best of circumstances. Domestic violence–or even allegations of domestic violence–can trigger additional issues and challenges. If you are the victim of domestic violence, you may need a protective order before or at the same time you file for divorce, to secure temporary possession of your home and protect against any backlash the divorce petition may trigger. On … Continue reading Domestic Violence and Divorce in Illinois

Dividing Assets When One Spouse Owns a Business

I recently wrote about the options for dividing, disposing of, or continuing to operate a business that was owned jointly by a divorcing couple. But, that’s just one of many scenarios that may arise when a business or interest in a business is at issue in a divorce case.  Here are the key questions in play when one spouse wholly or partially owns the business:  Is … Continue reading Dividing Assets When One Spouse Owns a Business

CO-PARENTING IN SUMMER: HOW TO AVOID THE LEGAL SUMMERTIME BLUES

Co-parenting under optimal circumstances requires prompt communication, incredible patience, and the flexibility to change a parenting arrangement with little, if any, notice. Some parents thrive with routines, while other parents adapt well to rapid changes. Rapid change for a child is called summer break, where the educational routines of the past nine months go out the proverbial window to be replaced by an active schedule … Continue reading CO-PARENTING IN SUMMER: HOW TO AVOID THE LEGAL SUMMERTIME BLUES

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