Understanding Family Law as it Pertains to Children

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

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Even in Divorce There’s No Escape from Taxes

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

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What You Need to Know About Spousal Maintenance

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

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Dealing with the Aftermath of Divorce

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

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Your Assets in a High-Net-Worth Divorce

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

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