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?
Can I move and still retain 50/50 parenting time in Illinois? Obtaining a 50/50 schedule is often an important step in ensuring that you are a part of your child’s life and get to see them often. Sometimes circumstances change, however, and a move further away from them becomes necessary. When this happens, parents often wonder exactly how far they can move and still retain … Continue reading Equal Parenting Time & 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 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
As we enter into the month of love, you may be feeling discouraged or that you have nothing to celebrate. In a culture that romanticizes romance and love, rewrite the narrative and focus on loving yourself! Taking care of yourself mentally and physically is one of the best things you can do, especially during a stressful time like divorce! 1.) Take time each day to … Continue reading Be Your Own Valentine
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
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
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
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