While all divorce proceedings are inherently stressful, emotional and difficult to navigate, high-net-worth divorce cases tend to be especially challenging. In these cases any investments, properties or assets accumulated over the course of the marriage must be equitably distributed between each party which, is no easy task. Continue reading
Do non-parents have standing to bring a Petition for Allocation of Parental Responsibilities in Illinois?
Yes, but only in certain limited circumstances. Continue reading
Lauren E. Chibe is an associate at Conniff Law Offices. She has successfully represented clients on a wide range of divorce, paternity and other family law matters including custody and visitation disputes, child support, maintenance, property division and extensive asset valuation, orders of protection, legal separation, grandparent visitation and post-divorce issues. Continue reading
Marriage is seen by many as an institution that will stand the test of time. Nobody gets married with the intention to separate at some point, but years of misery and anger can make even the most optimistic newly-wed couple consider divorce down the road. Regardless of what other friends and family members might say, everyone is entitled to their own sense of happiness and safety. Continue reading
Parents needing to establish a co-parenting plan during divorce mediation or litigation should really consider both the short-term and long-term ramifications of their decisions.
Keep in mind that, if you have young children, you and the other parent might need to live with this plan for a decade or more. Continue reading