Divorce—with its associated legal fees, filing fees and retainer fees—is expensive. In order to begin work on a case, a divorce attorney will require a written retainer agreement. Retainer fees for a divorce lawyer in Illinois fall within a wide range and are influenced by variable factors. What is a divorce retainer? A divorce retainer…

When we think of divorce, generally images of a bad divorce come to mind such as fighting and child custody battles which could drag out the process for months or even years.  These types of divorces are so common that many people may think this is how every divorce works but that is not true. …

When going through a divorce, one of the biggest concerns for both spouses is child custody.  The new custody arrangements are often a huge life change for the parents and children especially and it is important to make a child custody decision based on everyone’s best interests.  According to three different independent studies done this…

Going through a divorce can be a long, difficult process which is why there is some relief once the divorce has been finalized. After a divorce, your living situation will no doubt be different. If you need to find a new job so you can move on with your life after divorce, the following tips will help make the transition easier.

The following guide will help you understand how debt is divided in a divorce and what to expect if you are going through a divorce in which there is shared debt involved. When going through a divorce, it helps to have a professional divorce lawyer to navigate the division of financial assets including debt. 

Deciding to file for a divorce is not a choice that should be made on a whim.  Divorces are long, messy situations that will require plenty of your time, money, and effort, and they affect more people than just the divorcing spouses.  Divorce proceedings are always more complicated and often more painful if there are…

Whether divorced parents should pursue a co-parenting or parallel parenting arrangement depends on the situation between the parents.  The following is a description of both post-divorce parenting options to help divorced parents decide which arrangement will work best for their children. 

In essence, you should tell your divorce lawyer everything. Some details may be more embarrassing to admit, but it’s best to have your divorce attorney fully aware of your situation so they can arrange a solution that still works in your best interest. Spouses intentionally hold back embarrassing details when they discuss a case with…

Getting a divorce impacts all aspects of your life, including your home. If you owned a home with your former spouse, figuring out who stays, who goes, and whether to sell the home altogether can complicate an already complex process. There are several laws and factors to think about while coming to a decision over…

Getting married costs little more than the price of a marriage license. Unless the bride and groom throw a lavish ceremony, a marriage can be quite inexpensive. Dissolving the union, on the other hand, can leave an ex-spouse in financial devastation. Here are 8 steps to financially recover after a divorce. 1. Adjust Spending A…

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