Divorce is tough on everyone involved because it can drastically change lives and relationships.  This situation is especially hard on children because they experience major changes in their daily lives as well as their relationships with each parent. Divorcing couples typically work out a child custody agreement that involves their children splitting time between both…

Divorce laws differ in every state. Some states are community property states, while others, like Illinois, are equitable division states. Under Illinois divorce laws, divorcees are not entitled to an even 50/50 split of marital assets. In most cases, a spouse is unlikely to receive half of everything. What is a community property state? In…

This year, Allen Gabe Law, P.C. has proudly accepted an award from The American Registry as one of the Top Rated Lawyers in Illinois 2021. With over 30 years experience in the industry, Allen Gabe Law, P.C. is committed to each client’s case, helping them to find the best solution according to their situation. We…

With all the stress, time, and effort that goes into the divorce proceeding, it is easy to overlook the effects of the divorce on the children.  Children are vulnerable to stress from a divorce because they are witnessing the splitting of their family, often for reasons that they do not know or understand.  The situation can be especially stressful if one parent engages in parental alienation.

Many people consider their dogs and cats members of the family, not property, and custody of the pets can become a major issue in the divorce proceeding.  As of January 1, 2018, a new Illinois law was passed that treats pets more like children and allows couples more options to come to a compromise when it comes to pet custody.

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