Rockford Family Law And Estate Planning Blog

Helping teens cope with divorce

When parents divorce, they may understandably worry that their young children will have difficulty dealing with the new circumstances. Parents of teens, however, might not anticipate having as many issues. After all, teenagers often seem to have one foot out the door...

When to settle a divorce out of court

At some point, all divorcing couples have to face the question of whether to go to court or settle out of court. While it can be tempting when dealing with a contentious spouse to fight it out in court, there are some definite disadvantages. Illinois residents facing...

A will does not address everything

Writing a will helps ensure that someone's wishes are carried out after the person's passing. The chances of probate moving swiftly in Illinois may increase when the decedent crafted a properly composed will with an attorney's assistance. However, it's important to be...

Shared custody arrangements can work

Joint custody is not always easy for Illinois parents to make work. They may still be dealing with hard feelings from the divorce and can struggle due to conflict. However, there are ways to set aside the tension and develop a productive co-parenting relationship....

The benefits of an estate plan

Illinois business owners who do not have an estate plan should consider some of the benefits that an estate plan can afford their businesses and their loved ones. One component of an estate plan is a succession plan, which outlines how a business is going to be run or...