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At that time there was no Illinois divorce law on the subject of pet “custody.” Nonetheless, later in my career, I argued for custody of a dog’s ashes which were in an urn on the divorcing couples’ fireplace mantel. Again, I argued in both cases that the family dog was like a child or family member to my client. I knew that for many, a Pet becomes a best friend and a true member of the family. In both cases, I incurred the ire of the Judge who was not pleased with having the Judge’s time wasted. By the way, a good divorce lawyer will think first about his or her client’s beliefs and argue for them and only second about any potential waste of the Court’s time.

In March 2014, I wrote a blog and posted it here on our website entitled: Who Gets the Dog in an Illinois Divorce? The answer then being, that the dog was treated like any other property in an Illinois Divorce and divided according to the rules of marital versus nonmarital property with no recognition as to how important that Pet was to the client.

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before you divorce, children and divorce, Cook County divorce, divorce advice, divorce and communication, DuPage County divorce, five stages of grief, Illinois divorce attorneys, Illinois professional therapist, Kane County divorceIf you and your spouse are experiencing marital difficulties, consider the following information before you divorce.

1. A divorce, no matter how ugly or amicable, causes stress. It is essential to get in good physical condition because stress and anxiety are best treated when you are healthy and fit. Try a regular exercise program. Or, alternatively, do what you enjoy most: take a walk or ride a bike, regularly.

2. Maintain a positive attitude. Divorce is the same as the loss of a partner by death. You will experience the five stages of grief, including denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance. Ask yourself how you would deal with death of a spouse. In many ways, divorce is worse because it has no obvious end point. But rest assured, it will end. Therefore, make that end point your focus.

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