Children are a precious gift; but for them, divorce can be a coal in the stocking. Mom and Dad are no longer under the same roof, and Christmas lacks the joyful feelings of togetherness. Especially around Christmas, a family breakup can make kids feel like they’re on Santa’s naughty list. Splitting Christmas between divorced parents…

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…

Most parents keep their child’s best interests at heart when making decisions, but divorce can make things more complicated. Divorcing dads understand that other things factor into a judge’s decision making when determining the custody of the child going forward. While you are fighting for joint custody, sole custody, or visitation of some other kind,…

High conflict couples are driven to wield unbridled power. In high conflict relationships, dominating the other spouse or family members takes precedence over reasonable communications. In the midst of child custody disputes, high conflict couples are riddled with anger and fear—which in no way help them reach agreeable solutions. Mediation, arbitration and, in rare instances,…

Did you know that divorces are at their highest in August? Are you able to salvage your marriage or is it just not possible given your situation? Here’s how to get through the summertime and divorce to make your transition a little smoother. Late summer can be great for enjoying vacations, barbecues, and seeing family…

The process of gaining full custody of your children is a stressful process. In this guide, we will cover the steps you need to take to obtain sole custody of your children in Illinois.

The planning stage of a wedding is often very hectic with a lot of decisions to be made but in the past, pre-nuptial agreements have often been ignored or considered taboo.  There is still a widely held belief attached to pre-nuptial agreements that they are mainly for the wealthy.  However, a recent nationwide survey of…

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…

Going through a divorce can be quite difficult as both spouses may have a million thoughts crossing their minds about the process and how it will affect their lives.  If the divorcing couple has children, this can make the future even more concerning.  The impact of a divorce on children is inevitable and in some…

Traditionally, women had been granted child custody in more cases than men. But in recent years, men have made excellent progress in gaining custody and visitation rights.  In the days when women won the majority of the child custody battles, men usually had to settle for weekend visitation and many people still believe this dynamic…

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