Who needs an estate plan?

Some Illinois residents might not think they need an estate plan for several reasons. People might think if they’re not rich then they don’t need an estate plan, or that they can hold off on it till they’re older. The reality is that estate planning is a crucial part...

What is a gray divorce and why does it happen?

Gray divorce refers to the phenomenon of Illinois couples over the age of 50 ending their marriages. It’s estimated that by 2030, gray divorces will triple as more and more older couples call it quits. What’s driving up the rate of gray divorces? Divorce numbers in...

Tips for successful shared parenting time

Co-parenting couples in Illinois face many hurdles when trying to successfully raise children together after divorce. Admittedly, the pressures of traveling between two homes, meeting new spouses and adhering to crazy schedules can be hectic for the children involved....

What are the signs of divorce stress in children?

Filing for divorce is a major, and often life-changing, decision. Even if you are on amicable terms with your current spouse, your children are likely to experience the effects and aftermath of the divorce. When you have children and are going through a divorce in...

What to know about equitable distribution rules

Illinois is an equitable distribution state, which means that joint assets are divided based on fairness in a final divorce settlement. Furthermore, you may be entitled to spousal support payments to help you enjoy a lifestyle similar to the one that you had while...

Should you update your will periodically?

Every person in Illinois should update their will after undergoing a major life change. Some changes are obvious, but even minor changes might require a revision. Otherwise, you don't know how your will might be received after your death. When is it essential to...