Family Law

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...

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 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...

Can your job increase your chances of divorce?

In marriages across the country, similarities have popped up between the leading factors that eventually tear a couple apart. For example, financial matters have driven a wedge between pairs for decades. However, recent discoveries shine a light on the fact that it...

Is accepting lump-sum spousal support a good idea?

If you stayed home to raise the kids while your soon-to-be ex-spouse worked, you may worry about your ability to support yourself after your marriage ends. Fortunately, like in other places, Illinois allows divorcing spouses to request spousal maintenance, sometimes...

Durable power of attorney laws in Illinois

If you get sick to a point where you cannot make medical and financial decisions for yourself, you will need someone you trust in Illinois to make these decisions for you. Nominating a durable power of attorney is crucial when creating your estate plan. Here are some...

Should you delay your divorce?

Going through the steps to end a marriage can be difficult, especially in an uncertain economy. If you're an Illinois resident considering divorce while unemployed or underemployed, here are some of the issues to consider when it comes to delaying divorce. Are support...