Rockford Family Law And Estate Planning Blog

Do I have to prove fault in my divorce?

Making the decision to get a divorce can be difficult. Sometimes, you may have a specific reason for making the choice. For example, if your spouse had an affair, it may push you to end the relationship. In other situations, you may not have any specific reason for...

An estate plan that improves family harmony

Anything you do to reduce conflict in important family decisions represents a step in the right direction. A steady approach to estate planning has the potential to eliminate worries and uncertainty. A few smart steps allow you to enjoy the advantages of making a plan...

What can a trust do for your family?

Estate planning should provide a comprehensive strategy for your family to follow after death. With so many tools available to utilize, you may want to diversify your estate to consider various elements. In exploring options, you may want to explore a trust. A trust...

How can you modify child support in Illinois?

Child support orders are common following a divorce involving minor children. The court recognizes that the circumstances of either the child or one of the parents can change at any moment. For that reason, you can file for a modification of a child support order....

Can social media affect your divorce?

Social media has the ability to bring people together all over the world. It is great for keeping in touch with friends and family, as well as showing off your personal and professional accomplishments. If you are currently navigating a divorce, social media can have...

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...