Archive, December 2014.

In our divorce or child custody case, can our marriage counselor be subpoenaed and forced to testify against me? Is what I tell our marriage counselor confidential in Illinois?
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My spouse says that our marriage counselor will voluntarily come to court and testify against me in our divorce case on his behalf. Can our marriage counselor really testify against me? Can our marriage counselor repeat what I said in marriage counseling to the court?
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Why should my spouse and I go to a marriage counselor?
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“My spouse and I went to a person who I think was a marriage counselor, but we never asked to see his license, qualifications or degree. Is he still considered a "therapist, " so that what I told him cannot be brought up in our divorce?”
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Is what I tell our marriage counselor confidential in Illinois?
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Family law issues arise for a wide variety of reasons. Often, these emotionally charged cases create contentious issues that remain throughout the case. In some cases, these issues may even revolve around allegations of abuse or other types of familial misconduct.
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Child custody cases can be notoriously complicated. Parental tension, visitation schedules, and a complex legal process are common in Illinois custody matters. Because of these complexities, child custody cases can be confusing for everyone involved. You are sure to have questions about what will happen next, and your legal options. Even the basic questions can quickly become complicated, so it is important to call an experienced DuPage child custody lawyer.
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Illinois family law covers a wide variety of cases involving spouses, children, and other family relations. While many family law cases involve divorce, child custody issues, and child support matters, other types of cases may focus on domestic violence, child abuse, or child neglect allegations. If you are concerned about your child’s well being, or if you are facing allegations of child neglect, it is imperative that you act quickly in order to ensure the safety of your children. An experienced attorney in DuPage County can help you take the necessary steps to help you understand how to …
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Getting a divorce can be an expensive process. Many people rely on their spouse’s income to make ends meet. During and after your divorce, however, you will no longer have a second income to rely upon. Not only will your household income decrease, but you may also have to deal with marital debt. Splitting the mortgage, joint credit cards, and other joint payments can be a frustrating and complicated process. You need to protect your financial future, which can be extremely hard to do during such an emotional time.
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A divorce can be a difficult time for all involved. In order to best yourself for the process, it is important you understand different topics that may arise. The following are divorce-related concepts that you may encounter as you proceed through your separation.
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If you are considering divorce, you may have a lot of questions about the legal process. Obviously, divorce will impact nearly every aspect of your life. For something so life altering, it is understandable that the process can become quite complex. Your first step should be consulting with an experienced attorney, one who understands Illinois’ complicated divorce laws. After consulting with your attorney, you will file for divorce in court. Filing for divorce initiates the formal legal process. Once that step is complete, you and your attorney can continue with a strategy focused on your …
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The holidays are here, the shops are doing great business. The parking is horrible. In downtown Hinsdale, there simply aren't enough parking spots to accommodate the residents, shoppers, and employees of the shops.So now you must feed the parking meters. If you do, you must remember that feeding the meters is like feeding the bears in Colorado. It is "absolutely forbidden."In Colorado, if a bear has three strikes against it for being near humans (even if people were feeding the bear) they kill the bear.
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Dealing with a child custody dispute is inherently stressful. The legal process can be frustrating, and facing issues with your child’s other parent can even be overwhelming. A parenting coordinator (PC) may be able to help you and the opposing party work through some of the custody issues, benefiting both parents and the child involved. A family lawyer can help you determine whether a PC is appropriate in your case.
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