Archive, December 2021.

Many people believe that the hardest part about getting divorced is making that final decision. But once you have decided to get a divorce in Illinois, the process still looms before you. What can you expect? Is there anything you can do to prepare yourself? Fortunately, there are answers to these questions. A proficient attorney can help you set clear and realistic expectations for your divorce, and there are many things you can do to get ready. 
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Any time a divorcing spouse must attend a hearing, he or she wants to make a favorable impression so the judge will make unbiased decisions. Although most of us have been advised never to judge a book by its cover, the truth is that everybody makes split-second judgments about other people based on first impressions. Someone’s appearance, dress, and demeanor can help them appear respectable and responsible, but it can also do the opposite. Especially when important decisions are at stake, like the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time, it is important to never give a …
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Every year, more divorcing couples in Illinois are using the benefits of divorce mediation to help them avoid the expense, hostility, and hassle of trial litigation. Mediation can give couples more control over their divorce decrees, greater privacy, and a quicker overall divorce. Despite these benefits, divorce mediation is still a challenging process that requires preparation and careful thought. Many important decisions must be made that will affect each spouse for many years to come. Here are four tips to help you get ready for your divorce mediation in Illinois. 
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Divorce is never easy, but a divorce that seems to drag on interminably can be exhausting and expensive. Couples getting divorced in Illinois generally want their divorce to move as quickly as possible so they can resolve important issues and get on with life. Unfortunately, it is difficult to know exactly how long a divorce will take; many different issues can affect the speed and efficiency of the divorce process. However, if you are looking for a sense of how long your divorce might take, the following information may be helpful. 
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For spouses who have begun the divorce process, the road ahead can seem long and incomprehensible. The many stages, endless negotiations, and the need to decipher legalese can be challenging and frustrating. Although you may be familiar with the process of filing for divorce and understand what it means to negotiate, there is one stage of divorce that stumps many people: Discovery. In this blog, we will cover some important facts about discovery so you know what to expect when it is time for yours. 
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After getting through the last stages of divorce, the thought of dating again may be off-putting. Many people are nervous to jump back into a relationship, after all, a relationship is how they ended up divorced in the first place. Others are excited at the prospect of having another chance to get it right. However you feel after your Illinois divorce, the prospect of dating again eventually crops up for everyone. Making wise decisions and thinking carefully about your actions can help you find a healthy, happy relationship whenever you are ready to start dating again. 
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