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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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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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The Amicable Divorce

There is a common misconception that divorce is a nasty affair between two bitter spouses, acted out through forceful litigators and numerous trips to court. While such divorces do exist, we believe that they are in the minority. The more … Continue reading

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A Collaborative Divorce Can Save Your Business

  Your small business is vulnerable. Not necessarily to theft, or natural disasters, or even economic downturns. Instead, your small business is vulnerable to domestic instability and to divorce. On a personal level, a divorce is likely to distract a … Continue reading

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What To Know When Choosing Collaborative Divorce

The recession has forced many families to severely limit their disposable income and to make sacrifices they never intended on making. We have heard countless stories of people wanting or needing legal assistance with their divorce, but being intimidated by … Continue reading

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