Category Archives: Family Law

Illinois divorce attorney, Illinois family law attorneyIn the United States, it is projected that one out of every two marriages will end in divorce. The majority of these divorces will involve children. With the focus generally lain on the parents, one may wonder just how divorce is viewed through the eyes of a child caught somewhere in between.

Dear Mom and Dad,

We are facing divorce. I find myself one of the 1.5 million children who deal with the loss of a family every year. Although researchers find that only a small percentage of us will experience serious repercussions, my world is now lost.

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Hinsdale divorce attorneys, Illinois divorce, non marital propertyOn April 7, 2016 The Huffington Post reported that Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, signed a bill on repealing a law that has been on the books since 1868. The law made it a second-degree misdemeanor for an unmarried man and woman to “lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together.”

I can only say hooray for Gov. Scott for finally attempting to move the State of Florida somewhat closer to the 21st century!

It seems that Florida in fact trumps Michigan and Minnesota, if you’ll pardon the expression, which still do not legally allow unmarried couples to cohabit.

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Hinsdale divorce lawyers, hidden assetsHidden assets, undisclosed income, and phony debts to business associates, parents, or relatives are commonplace to those divorcing or thinking about divorce

Spouses who realize they will soon be going through an Illinois divorce frequently think of clever ways to lower the marital estate in order to give their spouse less assets or less money in their divorce. Lies, false accusations, and the  transfer of assets which these spouses believe will never be discovered during a divorce case occur all too frequently. In fact, your husband or wife may try to intimidate you into believing that he or she can successfully lie about his or her transfers of assets and simply get away with it. Not true.

An experienced divorce lawyer, like a magician, knows the truth behind the trick. As clever and brilliant as you may think your spouse may be, the odds are that spouses in Illinois divorces have already tried a similar lie, trick or scheme. 

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Illinois family law attorney, Illinois divorce lawyerThere are many misconceptions about arranged marriages, but historically, arranged marriages are conceived out of family tradition and not religious beliefs. Another misconception is that these types of marriages are never forged on American soil, however, that is not true.

Although for the majority of Western society, the concept of an arranged marriage may sound ludicrous and leave many confused and wondering where is the love in all of this. As the United States thrives as a true melting pot of culture, the concept of an arranged marriage presently still occurs in the Hindu, Orthodox Jewish, Muslim, African, and Amish present day cultures, just to name a few. Actually, arranged marriages were the norm in Western culture up until the late 1700s, but after that, love was introduced into the marital equation. Soon followed the advent of spousal abandonment and divorce.  

Historically, Eastern cultures have been arranging marriages for ages as a means to strengthen the community or to successfully combine families to advance the economic, political or social standing of each family.

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Illinois divorce attorney, Illinois family law attorneyIt has become the most relevant topic of divorce in the U.S.: our national divorce rate. Source after source cite that our national divorce rate runs as high as 50 percent for all marriages today, but some disagreeing scholars assign a lower rate of between 42 to 45 percent. No matter the actual rate, the national divorce rate is relatively higher than what perhaps proponents of marriage would like to see but for those in various professions, the experts have even less than positive projections.

Relying on divorce data and job related stress variants, USA Today recently compiled a list of the top five professions that lack a favorable work-love life balance. To see if your current profession places you and your spouse at risk, review the report’s top five divorce producing contenders.

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