And the ability and determination to follow through on issues that matter to you.

Military Divorce & Custody

Divorce and custody disputes can be complex and costly if not handled right – even more so for military divorce and military custody disputes. Military life, deployments, relocation and even military pay structure all contribute to the extra complexity and potential for costly mistakes in military divorce and custody disputes. Military Life. Whether living on Read more about Military Divorce & Custody[…]

Co-Parenting and Fostering Strong Relationships

Why is it important for a co-parent to foster or encourage a strong parent-child relationship between the other parent and their minor child? When people split up or divorce, family law courts across the country must decide which parent will have primary custody of the parties’ minor child. This task is not easy. As a Read more about Co-Parenting and Fostering Strong Relationships[…]

The Three Biggest Questions to Ask When Hiring A Divorce Lawyer

Hiring a divorce lawyer can be the most important, and stressful, decision of your entire separation process. When going to a consultation to meet with an attorney, you shouldn’t let them ask all the questions. You need to get enough information from them to ensure that you know if they will be a good divorce Read more about The Three Biggest Questions to Ask When Hiring A Divorce Lawyer[…]

What You Might Expect From Your Spouse’s Divorce Lawyer

If you’re going through a divorce and your spouse has already hired a divorce lawyer, you might, at times, feel frustrated with some of the things that are going on. This is especially true when the other lawyer is overzealous. There Are Limitations to Zealous Advocacy In general, it is an attorney’s job to be Read more about What You Might Expect From Your Spouse’s Divorce Lawyer[…]

The basics of coparenting after a marriage ends

For parents in Illinois, the end of a marriage doesn’t mean the end of parenting responsibilities. Courts tend to favor coparenting arrangements that keep both parents involved with a child’s life. With such arrangements, however, parents no longer sharing a house are normally encouraged to remember that the child’s best interests come first. Even when Read more about The basics of coparenting after a marriage ends[…]

Three steps to help you get organized before divorce

Divorce can be a hectic and stressful time, even in the best circumstances. During divorce, you may not just be ending your marriage, you may also be changing your routines, your living situation and your financial situation. Additionally, the legal process for divorce can be time consuming, depending on your situation. Although the time surrounding Read more about Three steps to help you get organized before divorce[…]

Divorcing later in life can have a financial impact

The divorce rate for spouses between the ages of 25 and 39 has dropped by 21 percent over the past 25 years. However, for those 50 and older, their divorce rate has increased by 109 percent. This surge may have been caused by various factors, including greater financial freedom for women or couples generally growing Read more about Divorcing later in life can have a financial impact[…]

Reasons for divorce follow common themes

Divorce rates across Illinois and the United States follow certain predictable patterns that are often associated with changes in the economy and changes in social norms and traditions. Although these fluctuations can typically be seen clearly when charted on a graph and measured against major events, there are a number of reasons for the dissolution Read more about Reasons for divorce follow common themes[…]