Archive, February 2021.

After more than 35 years of practicing divorce law, I began to think of the fundamental question that people should be asking themselves and that is: WHAT KIND OF DIVORCE MAKES MOST PEOPLE HAPPY? 
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When separating or getting a divorce, you have many things on your mind. You are likely considering what your future will hold, where you will live, and possibly even how often you will see your children. While these are all very valid concerns, there are other things you should think about, and that many people overlook when they are going through a divorce. By taking the below actions, you will protect yourself and your case.
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Even the simplest divorce cases have the potential to become stressful and drawn out. Certain factors though, can exacerbate this process and complicate a divorce case. When these factors are involved, the divorce process not only becomes more costly, but also more stressful and will take more time. People going through the process cannot always control these factors and that can make a divorce even more stressful. An experienced divorce lawyer can advise on these factors, and take some of the complications out of the process.
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Parenting plans outline the arrangements for child custody agreements and dictate when each divorced parent of a child spends time with their children. Parenting plans are often agreements that are negotiated between the two spouses, although sometimes they are court-ordered arrangements. Regardless of how a couple arrived at a parenting plan, there are some common issues surrounding these agreements. Below are the five most common issues, and how to prevent them.
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Every couple will have disagreements in their marriage, but sometimes the issues are so serious the threat of divorce becomes a real possibility. It is important for all couples to recognize the warning signs that their marriage may be headed for divorce. It is just as critical that if you notice any of these five warning signs, you also know how to protect yourself.
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Divorce is never easy and it brings many consequences for the people going through it. One of these consequences people do not consider is their credit score, and how it will be impacted during divorce. While sometimes, a divorce will hurt a credit score, there are ways to protect it so it is easier to move forward in your new life.
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The divorce process is a legal one and as such, it is all too easy for couples to make mistakes while they are going through it. Making these mistakes could result in creating more conflict than necessary, and even not securing the fair settlement you deserve. Below are the six most common mistakes made during divorce, and how to avoid them.
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Today, it is much more common for couples to go through mediation or the collaborative divorce process when they want to end their marriage. However, litigation is sometimes necessary and in these cases, the couple will have to attend the trial to finalize their divorce. Discovery is an important aspect of any trial, but without having been to trial before, many people are unprepared for it. Below is a brief outline of the discovery process, and what you can expect out of it in the event of divorce.
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Many people think that alimony is a thing of the past and something that was awarded in divorce cases when one spouse, typically the wife, stayed home to take care of the kids. Alimony is not mentioned in Illinois law, but that does not mean that spousal payments are a thing of the past.
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