I love the new year, which for me is an opportunity to reflect on the past year and an opportunity to assess new habits and set goals for the coming year. And for those suffering through the pain of divorce, this is a time to both look backward and to look forward to a positive year. What does reflecting on the past year allow? The … Continue reading A New Year, A New Start
Peskind Law Firm, founded in 1978, is an innovative family law firm, constantly seeking to improve with changing times. At the same time, the firm has the unchanging core values of professionalism and integrity, which have remained consistent over the past 42 years. It is this combination of tradition and change that makes Peskind Law Firm so effective. This is the first of a three-part … Continue reading History of Peskind Law Firm
One of the key tenets of Stoic Philosophy is determining what is and isn’t within your control. This principle, developed by the Greek philosopher and former Roman slave, Epictetus, suggests that one must let go of anything outside his or her control. What is outside your control? Basically everything. Examples include the behavior of your spouse, his or her nasty taunts or threats, how that … Continue reading The Successful Divorce: What Can You Control?
When you are in the midst of a divorce, you will be given advice (often unsolicited) from friends and family members. Abraham Lincoln observed that “he who represents himself has a fool for a client.” The thought behind that quote is anyone who represents himself or herself lacks the objectivity and insight to make certain clear eyed decisions in his or her court case. The … Continue reading The Successful Divorce: The Value of Free Advice
Divorcing people have a variety of goals. Some are looking to escape a toxic relationship or a spouse that has been physically or financially unfaithful. Others are bored with their lives and looking for a fresh start. Still, others are simply looking for happiness away from their spouse. Regardless of the origin or motivation behind a divorce, many look to the divorce process to achieve … Continue reading DON’T CHASE THE ARSONIST: EMOTIONAL JUSTICE AND DIVORCE
Getting a divorce is stressful enough, but having to worry about your fur family as well is unbearable for most. A law effective January 1, 2018, allows Illinois courts to allocate the sole or joint ownership of (and responsibility for) a companion animal of the parties. In determining how to allocate ownership and responsibility of a companion animal, the court can consider the well-being of … Continue reading Understanding Temporary and Permanent Allocation of Companion Animals in Divorce