The Illinois Supreme Court has made it easier for co-parents suffering high conflict relationships. With the adoption of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 909, courts can now require parents to use a parenting coordinator to resolve ongoing parenting disagreements. Rule 909 defines “parenting coordination” as “a child-focused alternative dispute resolution process conducted by a licensed mental health or family law professional, which combines assessment, education, case … Continue reading Hope for High Conflict Parents
Alimony vs. spousal support—what’s the difference? How can they affect your financial situation after a divorce, and how much support can you expect to pay or receive? In this article, our team at Peskind Law Firm in St. Charles, IL, shares what you need to know to help you through your legal proceedings. What’s the Difference Between Alimony and Spousal Support? There is no difference between … Continue reading WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALIMONY VS. SPOUSAL SUPPORT IN ILLINOIS?
Going through a divorce is difficult for you and your family, so you should find a lawyer who can take some weight off your shoulders instead of adding to it. When choosing a divorce attorney, you should find someone you can trust and who has your best interest at heart. Are you looking for divorce lawyer services in DuPage County? At Peskind Law Firm, we … Continue reading 10 Important Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer During a Consultation
BITCOINS AND DIVORCE: HOW TO FIND, VALUE, AND DIVIDE THEM IN AN ILLINOIS DIVORCE Protect your financial future by understanding how Illinois courts have started dividing cryptocurrency in a divorce setting. Bitcoin first emerged in 2009, but it took several years to capture the public’s imagination. Now that cryptocurrency prices have skyrocketed, opposing parties in divorce court have taken notice. But what is cryptocurrency? How … Continue reading Dividing Cryptocurrency in a Divorce
Combine the general stress of the holidays with a recent divorce and custody battle, and you have a recipe for a less-than-jolly season. While the post-divorce holidays may be different, they don’t have to be stressful. No matter what you and your former spouse disagree on, you are likely both in agreement that you want a happy, low-stress holiday for your children. If you’ve been … Continue reading 7 Tips for Co-Parenting During the Holidays
The “most wonderful time of year” for recently divorced parents can seem like the most stressful time of year. Navigating a multitude of family changes, complex custody schedules, and confusing emotions, the holiday season can be downright dreaded for some recent divorcees. While navigating this time of year can feel overwhelming, remember that you are not alone, as many parents have been in your shoes. … Continue reading How to Effectively Navigate Holidays After a Divorce
Divorce and the Family Business In any divorce case, property needs to be: 1. identified, 2. classified 3. valued, and 4. divided. Identification of property is the act of discovering what’s there. Classification involves determining whether the identified property is marital property to be divided or non-marital property of one of the spouses. The valuation phase puts a number on the property based on its … Continue reading Issues Involving the Family Business in Illinois Divorce
Summer is here, and it’s time to start planning your trips. For many people, this is as simple as turning on the computer and booking plane tickets. For others, it’s a bit more complicated. When you are co-parenting with a former spouse or partner, there are many more challenges in planning summer vacations and simply figuring out summer schedules for your children. Accordingly, in this … Continue reading Summer Vacation and Parenting Time
Life brings changes. Sometimes those changes are completely unexpected. When it comes to child custody matters, you want to make sure that any unexpected life changes do not cause any issues with your children after a divorce. That is why the family courts in Illinois, as with other states, allow for the modification of child custody orders after a divorce has been finalized. In this article, we … Continue reading How Do I Change A Child Custody Order in Illinois?
Divorce is complicated, both emotionally and legally. It requires you to commit to a legal process about which you likely know very little, and all the while, you must deal with the pain and heartbreak that goes with ending a major milestone in your life. To make the divorce process just a little more transparent, we will discuss the main steps in any Illinois divorce … Continue reading What are the Basic Steps for a Divorce in Illinois?