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.

Illinois law states that the marital property must be divided fairly and equitably, which means that it doesn’t necessarily have to be equal. An experienced attorney will advise you on how to protect your legal and financial interests.

A crumbling marriage is emotionally challenging. Proceeding with the legal dissolution of the union can be equally or even more turbulent. Divorcees typically experience five phases of divorce and should be prepared to cope with them and lean on support. The five stages of divorce can unfold in countless ways, just as divorce proceedings can….

In most divorce cases where parents cannot agree on a plan for raising their children, the court usually decides matters that concern the welfare of the child or children. These decisions include the time the child will spend with each parent, who the primary caregiver will be, who will bear the expenses of the child,…

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…

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