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First Steps Toward Divorce

You’ve moved past the point of considering a divorce and think it may be time to take action, but what should you do now? While television has sensationalized divorce and made contested, messy divorces a part of popular culture, the … Continue reading

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How to Move on After Divorce

Divorce, even a no-fault divorce, can be a painful, life-altering experience. Dealing with the aftermath of a divorce can be difficult, even if the court finds in your favor. When the dust has settled and you’re ready to start your … Continue reading

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Divorce FAQ

The emotional strain of a divorce can be even more painful when you’re unsure how to go about getting one. You may be asking yourself, “Should I get a divorce,” or “Where do I start?” Conniff Law Offices is a … Continue reading

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Adultery & Divorce in Illinois

Before January 1, 2016, Illinois divorce laws recognized fault grounds for divorce, including adultery, alcoholism, mental and physical abuse, and more. However, changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act removed those grounds and made Illinois a pure … 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 … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s Time to Consider a Divorce

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 … Continue reading

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Developing a Parenting Plan That’s Beneficial to Your Children

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 … Continue reading

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Save Time and Money on Divorce with Mediation

Deciding that it’s time to dissolve a marriage is never easy for either party, even if it’s the best option for you and your family. The stigma surrounding divorce is often one of heated arguments and each party doing his … Continue reading

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Divorce

(Adapted from A Presentation to Lilac Tree Attendees on the Nuts and Bolts of Finances in Divorce) In the litigation process, there is a focus on winning and losing.  However, in the Mediation Process and the Collaborative Law Process, the … Continue reading

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Gifts And The Division Of Property

Gifts, Divorce, and The Division of Property in Illinois Our clients frequently ask us how their property will be divided in their divorce. People grow attached to certain possessions and worry that splitting with their spouse will force them to … Continue reading

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