Divorce has a reputation for being a long, arduous and contentious process that pits both spouses against each other in a vicious, no-holds-barred court fight to determine everything including division of assets, spousal maintenance, parenting time, and child support.
This traditional view of divorce proceedings is somewhat antiquated and can in large part be avoided Continue reading
Going through a divorce is a stressful and overwhelming experience. When children are involved, however, the entire process may feel impossible to navigate. That’s where decision-making responsibility and parenting time agreements come into play, two relatively new concepts in Illinois law which have replaced traditional child custody and visitation. Divorce can already turn a child’s world upside down. During the formation of a parenting agreement, it’s vital that every decision is made with the child’s wellbeing in mind. Continue reading
It’s not just the emotional turmoil and vitriol among loved ones that makes divorce such a challenging experience for Illinois families. It’s also a massive administrative undertaking that requires two often aggressively opposing sides to somehow negotiate the dissolution of a multi-faceted asset structure that’s been built over years or even decades. Continue reading
Divorce can be a messy affair, even when both parties work together amicably. There are a number of services, accounts and assets that need to be split as equally as possible. If one spouse makes significantly more than the other, he or she might even be required to pay maintenance to the ex-spouse. Continue reading
The aftermath of divorce proceedings can be quite emotional depending on the settlement, who has primary custody of the children, and what assets have been awarded. It’s easy to lose yourself during this time, even if the divorce process worked in your favor. Continue reading