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Posts filed under: Divorce

Avoid These Expensive Mistakes When Divorcing

A recent Illinois Appellate court case demonstrated the legal mess and expensive post-divorce litigation that can occur when a non-attorney serves as a divorce mediator. The case was a DuPage County divorce but the court’s ruling applies to divorces throughout... Read More

Is Mediation Right For You?

The pandemic has created court backlogs and delays in litigation.  Attorney and Certified Mediator, Tanya Witt, offers a possible solution: Virtual mediation. Mediation is usually faster and more cost effective than litigation Even before the pandemic created court backlogs, litigation... Read More

Depositions in Contested Chicago Divorce and Chicago Custody Cases

Discovery is the process by which parties inform themselves of important information and documents, such as the other party’s financial statements. Discovery is used used to obtain information which can help a parent make a decision on custody terms. One... Read More

Major Changes to Illinois Divorce and Custody Law in 2016

There are major changes to Illinois divorce and Illinois child custody laws that take effect on January 1, 2016. Starting on January 1, 2016 we will not even use the term “custody” any longer. What was referred to as “sole... Read More

New Statewide Financial Statement Coming in 2016

Whether you file for divorce in Cook County, Lake County, Kane County or another county in Illinois, one of the first steps after filing will be to complete a form in which you disclose your income, expenses, assets, and liabilities.... Read More

Chicago Divorce – Step Three

In previous blog entries, we have briefly summarized Steps One and Two in the usual Chicago divorce process. At this point in the Chicago divorce process, the parties will exchange financial disclosure statements. To have the best Chicago divorce process... Read More

Chicago Divorce – Step Two

In a previous blog entry, we discussed Step One in the usual Chicago divorce process. Of course, some cases may require different steps but this blog provides a general overview of the Chicago Divorce process. At this point, one spouse’s... Read More

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s Divorce – A Legal Perspective

News sources have been commenting on how quickly the divorce between Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert was finalized. Sources indicate that their Oklahoma divorce was finalized quickly because they had a prenuptial agreement and they are following the terms of... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Gender Marriage

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it violates the U.S. Constitution to deny same-gender couples the right to marry. Marriage bestows a host of legal and financial benefits. Gay couples in all 50 states should now... Read More

The Best Chicago Divorce

The best Chicago divorce requires excellent judgment, discretion and a well-thought out strategy. It involves attention to detail and good timing. We are going to discuss timing in this post. Waiting too long before preparing and filing for divorce can... Read More