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October 18, 2018

Going through divorce mediation in Chicago can feel like your whole world is crumbling. It can feel like you are losing an uphill battle. Some days are going to be harder than others. The truth is that your life is going to change (a lot) and you are going to have to roll with the punches until you find a new normal.

uncontested divorce chicago ilIf you are a parent, it can be even worse. You don't have to get out of...

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October 10, 2018

When you are seeking an uncontested divorce in Chicago, there are many benefits to seeking divorce mediation services to ensure that the split goes according to plan. This is no different for couples in the Chicago area that are looking to get a divorce. The splitting process can be a long one, even with the benefits of having a divorce mediator involved to help ensure things go smoothly. However, this extra time that it takes can pay off by ensuring that the...

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October 05, 2018

You're in the middle of divorce mediation in Denver, and suddenly, you've realized something: you have no idea what's going to happen to Fluffy. Unlike your children, chances are, you don't want to share custody of your pets--though that's an option you and your former spouse can consider, if you'd like. As you're considering your divorce or going through mediation, there are several things that you should ask concerning how you'll choose to handle your pets.

Question #1: Who Gets the Pets?

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September 26, 2018

Divorce Mediation in ChicagoDivorce is one of the most stressful events in a person's life and although the State of Illinois is reported as having one of the lowest rates of divorce in America, the most recent numbers...

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September 19, 2018

We've all heard news stories of a messy divorce, and have even witnessed it within our circle of friends and acquaintances. What prevents a divorce from becoming contentious? There are many answers, including a willingness to work together and to approach the divorce like a professional. Another key component is truly understanding, in advance, what actually happens after a divorce. Here is a rundown of some important aspects of that.

 

Alimony

 

Alimony,...

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September 12, 2018

Divorce, Separation and Legal Separation in chicagoMarriages come to an end for a lot of different reasons, and these ends are not always dramatic and television-worthy. Sometimes a relationship comes to a natural end, with both parties ready to move on though there was a time they thought that would be impossible. Others end as underlying problems are revealed, you grow apart, you start finding each other annoying, or an old hurt you thought you...

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September 07, 2018

Helping Children in Divorce in DenverNo one ever gets married with plans to divorce in the future so when that time comes, it causes a slew of emotions for both spouses from anger to disappointment to pain to feelings of inadequacy, and everything in between. In fact, The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory lists divorce as the second-largest source of stress for human beings.

But notice, this is "human beings" (not...

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September 07, 2018

When a partnership works wonderfully, it's a beautiful thing. A great marriage is a joy to behold. A marriage beyond hope is quite the opposite. When a couple decides to undo their wedding vows, all sorts of emotions are bound to arise. Anger, disappointment, frustration and betrayal may be felt by one or both parties. That said, is it ever possible to avoid conflict in divorce? It is, if you heed a few savvy suggestions.

Divorce Mediation in Chicago

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August 15, 2018

When you're in the initial stages of the Chicago divorce mediation process, everything seems confusing--including how you're going to handle dividing your children's possessions. What items do you really need to have two of? What items can easily move back and forth between different parents' homes? There are several key things to take into consideration for your children when you're setting up a custody plan and two households following the divorce.

The Bedroom

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August 08, 2018

When you're in the middle of a divorce, you can find plenty of things to argue with your spouse about. Your children, however, shouldn't be one of them! Your goal for your children should be to disrupt their lives as little as possible and to ensure that they have the things that they need. To this end, it's important to consider several key things throughout the divorce process. 

Consideration #1: What Do Your Children Need, Financially Speaking?

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