Rockford Family Law And Estate Planning Blog

Can you co-parent even at a distance?

Co-parents must move away from their child and custodial parent for many different reasons, ranging from active military duty to taking care of sick, elderly or injured relatives. In these situations, the co-parent who moves might wonder whether or not it is possible...

What 3 elements does a basic estate plan need?

Many Illinois residents fail to create estate plans. Some feel as if they do not have enough assets to make creating an estate plan worthwhile. Others neglect to create them because they fear there is a significant time commitment or expense involved. However,...

3 tips for letting your kids know about your divorce

If you plan on getting a divorce, you may worry about how your life will change. And if you have children, you may have concerns about how they will cope with this transition. Although the divorce rate is the lowest it has been in 50 years, according to the Institute...

What makes a valid will?

If you wish to make things easier on your family after your death, then you will need to make sure that you at least have a will in place. When creating your will, you must ensure it follows the law so that there are no issues with validity challenges after your...

What is the general court process for a divorce?

Filing for a divorce can be a stressful situation. It only becomes worse when you have no idea how the process works or what will happen. According to the Illinois Courts, a typical divorce with children will follow a standard path. After filing Your first step is...

3 FAQs about collaborative divorce

Like many other states in the U.S., Illinois is a no-fault divorce state. This means that neither you nor your spouse needs to prove there was wrongdoing to end your marriage. Because Illinois is a no-fault state, you may also have the option of avoiding litigation...

Confidently choosing an executor for your estate

Having an executor can bring you peace of mind knowing that someone understands your desires for the distribution of your estate. Relying on someone you trust to oversee the closure of your estate may also reduce confusion and disagreements between your surviving...