Family law attorneys have reported an increase in requests for pre-nuptial agreements from marrying couples, and much of the increase can be attributed to the Millennial generation.

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.

Choosing to adopt a child is a major decision, but one that can provide a child with a real, loving home and a chance at a normal and happy life. If you are a resident of Illinois that is considering adoption, it is beneficial to review Illinois adoption laws and policies to get an idea of the process and requirements.

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,…

In lieu of the courts closed due to the coronavirus, things can get pretty ugly at home. Couples fight, children are caught in the middle, things are thrown and broken and many just can’t take it anymore. They’re desperate to put an end to their marriage, but COVID-19 has made it almost impossible for them…

Dealing with domestic abuse during a pandemic is devastating but, please know that you are not alone! Know your rights, and contact Allen Gabe Law, P.C. for any and all inquiries for divorce, restraining orders, and child custody concerns.

On many occasions, the Christmas party is followed by the “divorce party”. In the United States, January is the peak time for divorce filings, giving the first month of the year the nickname Divorce Month. Divorce attorneys are inundated at the turn of the year with a surge of cases. Spouses on the verge of…

A common misconception is that only wealthy couples need a prenuptial agreement. A young woman who anticipates inheriting a massive sum of money will benefit from a prenup just as equally as an eager entrepreneur with only a hundred dollars and loads of debt to his name. Without a contract outlining what happens to each…

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,…

When someone with a child from a previous marriage gets married to a new spouse, each person involved must go through a transition period in which the step parent gets acclimated to their new role.  During this period, it may be difficult for the child or even the parent to accept their new spouse as…

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