Category Archives: Family Law

Illinois family lawyerDivorce can be difficult for children. Living in two households, watching parents date and remarry, and getting introduced to step-siblings and half-siblings are several of the many changes divorce can bring to your children’s lives.

Fortunately, there are ways you can help your children live a high quality of life despite any changes your divorce may bring. You can start by making an effort to avoid the following 4 common parenting mistakes during divorce:

1. Forcing Your Children to Be Messengers

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Illinois family lawyerYou likely use Facebook on a regular basis. Although it may be tempting to vent about your soon to be ex and discuss your divorce on Facebook, doing so can do more harm than good. While you are going through a divorce, you should be careful about what you share on Facebook and keep your personal life private. Here are four ways Facebook can be used against you in divorce:

1. Your posts can turn into evidence.

Your soon-to-be-ex and their attorney may visit your Facebook profile to see whether there are any status updates, posts, or photos that can be used against you. Believe it or not, studies have disclosed that 67% of attorneys use Facebook as their main source of evidence in divorce cases.

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Illinois divorce lawyerIf you are going through a divorce, you may wonder how it will affect your work life. There are certain tips that can help you be productive at work and ensure that your personal life does not get in the way of your performance. Here are four tips for working while going through a divorce.

1. Avoid Oversharing

When telling your boss and co-workers about your divorce, you should avoid oversharing personal details and explaining why your marriage did not work. Simply let them know how your divorce will impact your job and duties. You can provide them with a list of dates and times that you will have to miss work due to divorce commitments and let them know whether you will need additional help completing your duties.

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Illinois divorce lawyerIf you are going through a divorce, your life may be stressful. The tension between you and your spouse paired with the financial challenges and changes in your family dynamic can be very difficult. Fortunately, there are several ways you can deal with the stress of divorce and improve your overall quality of life. Here are five tips we recommend for reducing the stress levels of divorce:

1. Exercise Regularly

Although working out may be the last thing on your mind, it can keep your weight in check and boost your mood. Exercise can release endorphins which are chemicals that trigger positive feelings so it is important that you take a yoga class, go for a swim, walk around your neighborhood, and engage in any other physical activity that you enjoy

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Illinois divorce lawyerDating after a divorce can signify that you have healed from all the pain and heartbreak and are ready for the next chapter of your life with someone new. After ending a marriage, you may wonder when you will be ready to date again. Here are five signs that may indicate it is time for you to enter the dating world:

1. You know what you are looking for.

Your divorce has likely taught you what types of qualities you are looking for in a new partner. If you have a clear understanding of what you are looking for and have learned from your past relationship, you will be in greater control of your future when you date again.

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