Tag Archives: Divorce


Annulment vs. Divorce

When comparing annulment vs. divorce, many individuals assume that an annulment is the easiest route to take and that a divorce will come with unwanted complications. Frequently, the exact opposite is true. When you work with an experienced family law … Continue reading

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Imputation of Income in Divorce, Part 1

Part 1 of 2 Spousal maintenance and child support calculations are often a source of conflict and tension in divorce proceedings, but they don’t have to cause such complications. There are many instances where both spouses understand the need for … Continue reading

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Preparing for Mediation in Divorce

Mediation is a good option for individuals contemplating divorce because it gives parties more control over their divorce outcome than either litigation or traditional negotiation through divorce attorneys. In mediation, the parties meet with a mediator who is a neutral … Continue reading

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New Maintenance Guidelines as of January 1, 2015 – A Game Changer

Much to the frustration of those going through a divorce in Illinois, the issue of maintenance (alimony or spousal support) has been a gray-area. Unlike child support, where the statute set guidelines based on the number of children, the amount … 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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