Rockford Family Law And Estate Planning Blog

Rockford Family Law And Estate Planning Blog

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...

Timing a child’s inheritance

Everyone in Illinois should have an estate plan, even if they don't own much. However, for high net worth people, it's very important to look at the ways wealth will be passed on when they're gone. For people with resources, it's important to protect them from...

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...

Will 50/50 custody work for your family?

While a 50/50 child custody split might seem like the best option for parents in Illinois, it can actually cause a lot of issues for both parents and children. Both parties have to deal with constant disruptions that make it hard for the children to live normal lives....

Diving retirement assets in a divorce

The divorce process can be different for people who are closer to retirement. Generally, older couples don't have to worry about child support, since their children are now adults. However, they may be faced with splitting their retirement assets. In addition to the...