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Uncontested Divorce Mediation

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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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August 07, 2018

Financial Planning in Your DivorceDivorce is devastating in a number of different ways--but one of the biggest challenges many people face are in their finances. During the years of your marriage, you shared a budget with your spouse: combined income that went into paying for your lodging, your food, and your other expenses. Once you're divorced, on the other hand, you'll have to take a new look at your finances. Crafting a budget on your own, especially if it's the first time in years that...

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August 07, 2018

When you're in the middle of a divorce, it's natural for conflict to arise. Most of the time, you aren't divorcing your spouse because you're able to easily meet in the middle! It's important to remember, however, that conflict in divorce doesn't help anyone. The smoother the process goes, the more you'll be able to avoid attorney fees--not to mention the fact that decreasing conflict can also help increase the odds that you'll get closer to your goals when you reach a settlement. Follow these strategies from our Chicago divorce mediators to help decrease...

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July 18, 2018

Hiring a Denver divorce mediator to work through your divorce case might be the easiest way to move forward. However, before you consider how you will go through your divorce without a lawyer, one should understand some of the basics of the laws surrounding divorce in the state of Colorado.

What Are The Basic Laws For Divorce In Denver?

To be eligible for divorce in the city of Denver (or in any part of the state of Colorado), one of the spouses in the relationship must have resided in the state of Colorado for at least 90 days (3 months) prior to filing...

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July 13, 2018

When you are going through the divorce mediation process in Chicago, there will be a lot to consider. At the same time, there will also be lots of things that you can ask to be resolved or solved throughout your divorce mediation as well.

Chicago Divorce MediationTo get the most of out of your divorce mediation process in Chicago, it...

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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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