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Uncontested Divorce Mediation

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June 13, 2018

When divorcing spouses sit down with a neutral third party such as a divorce attorney in order to resolve the issues in their divorce, it can be overwhelming. You may have many questions running through your mind, and need some help organizing your thoughts. Or, you may not know what to ask at all. This is where a Chicago divorce mediator comes in. It is important to remember that a divorce mediator is different than a divorce attorney in that he or she will never take sides. It is not uncommon for a couple to meet with a mediator as well as a divorce attorney....

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June 13, 2018

Most Divorces Start With A Separation (An Uncontested Separation):

Many people who are going to be getting divorced start by mutually agreeing to separate their living arrangements. This is the phase where they have separated their personal lives and agreed that a permanent separation of lives is a right next step for them, yet have not gone through all the final paperwork of making the separation legally official yet. Most people in these situations will live separate lives and live in separate homes. At this stage of planning a separation is about separated as you can get without having finalized the actual separation process...

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June 13, 2018

What Is Unique About The Divorce Separation Process In Chicago?

As of January 1st, 2016 there have been changes made to the legislature that is called the Illinois Marriage & Dissolution of Marriage Act. These changes are quite monumental, sweeping, and far-reaching in scope and will provide an entirely new landscape for divorce lawyers in Illinois. This is different from anything they have ever known before.

There were three major changes that were made to the laws in Chicago regarding divorce mediation/separation mediation and what will qualify as grounds for a legal separations, as well as several minor changes that...

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April 09, 2018

Potential divorce clients frequently ask us, “What is the difference between an uncontested divorce and a no fault divorce?” Because we get this question so often and it is such a good one, we wanted to take a moment and address it with this blog post.

The simple answer is that “no fault divorce” refers specifically to a state law’s application of “fault” (i.e. the reasons for the divorce) and whether it impacts the outcome of the divorce proceedings. Years ago divorce laws in most states required one spouse to establish fault with the other spouse as part of the divorce. For example, alleging adultery or abandonment as reasons for...

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November 29, 2017

Alimony Divorce Tax Reform 2017Ordinarily this time of year, many couples decide to wait until after the holidays to move forward with filing a divorce. However, given the tax code changes in the proposed tax bill in Congress, this is a December to pay attention and consider whether filing for a divorce in December 2017 may result in significant tax savings associated with the payment of alimony - also referred to as maintenance or spousal support.

The reason for concern is...

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March 24, 2017

Denver Divorce Mediation - Split SimpleIn almost every free Split Simple consultation, potential clients want to know: “How long does it take to get a Divorce in Colorado?”

As long as you and your spouse file the Petition as “Co-Petitioners” (i.e. you both sign the Petition in front a notary), a Colorado Divorce Court must wait a minimum of 91 days after the filing to enter a Decree of Dissolution or Legal Separation.  A similar rule applies in the event someone elects to have a Sheriff “...

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February 01, 2017

Denver Divorce Mediation - Split SimpleAt Split Simple, we have a very clear philosophy: there is no issue divorce mediation can't resolve, no matter how hopeless it might seem. We have created a process with that principle at its center, and we have seen the truth of it time and time again.

Potential divorce clients frequently ask us, “What is the difference between an uncontested divorce and a no fault divorce?”  Because we...

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October 28, 2016

Denver Divorce Mediation - Split SimpleAt Split Simple, we have a very clear philosophy: there is no issue divorce mediation can't resolve, no matter how hopeless it might seem. We have created a process with that principle at its center, and we have seen the truth of it time and time again.

Put simply, our divorce mediation system can resolve any and every outstanding issue. You might think your disputes over the...

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October 27, 2016

In this video, attorney-mediator Chris Griffith talks about the assistance Split Simple provides with all court proceedings and explains an important aspect of the process -- the initial status conference.

Split Simple offers divorce mediation services to couples in the Denver area. If you would like to learn more about how mediation can provide you with a smarter, simpler, more cost-effective alternative to a traditional litigated divorce, we encourage...

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October 21, 2016

In the following video, Chris Griffith discusses the ways in which Split Simple will assist with submission of divorce documents to the courts.

Split Simple offers divorce mediation services to couples looking for a smarter, simpler, and more cost effective alternative to a traditional litigated divorce. During your mediation session, our attorney-mediators will facilitate the amicable resolution of all issues...

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