How to Deal With Major Life Changes During a Divorce

Posted October 24, 2019

Divorce is a lot like going on a road trip. You plan carefully, you use the resources available to make the trip as not-unpleasant as possible, and one major setback can throw off the whole thing.  Unplanned Life Changes During a Divorce During a divorce, you know it’s best to

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Divorce 101: Uncontested Divorce vs. Courtroom Divorce

Posted October 10, 2019

When a couple takes their vows and says; “I do,” it’s meant to last a lifetime. No couple ever anticipates that finances, infidelity, lack of attention/communication, or irreconcilable differences will get in the way of their marriage. After all, the marriage is suppose to endure sickness and health or until

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Help! My Divorce Documents Were Rejected – Now What?

Posted September 12, 2019

Divorce can be stressful in any scenario. If you decide to handle your divorce pro se (without an attorney) if can be even more stressful.  In addition to making sure property and assets are being fairly distributed, you may also be dealing with child custody and visitation issues. In the

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7 Reasons for a Mediated Divorce Even When You are Very Angry

Posted September 5, 2019

Every year, there are thousands of divorces that are quiet failures of partnership or connection, but yours isn’t one of them. Whatever your spouse did, it has left you feeling livid. You can’t speak their name without spitting it. You are hurt and angry and you want a divorce that

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Your Reasons for Divorce May Not Fit the Norm

Posted August 22, 2019

When you’re in a marriage or long-term relationship that feels broken, there are many emotions. Among others, there are the feelings of sadness, relief, fear about the future, anxiety about resolving conflicts, and hope for a different kind of life. We know that resolving to obtain a divorce can be

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When is it Appropriate to Change Child’s Last Name?

Posted August 15, 2019

Changing a child’s last name is a big step for any family, and there are a lot of reasons why you might choose to do so. Of course, almost all of them have at least something to do with child custody. A child’s last name is supposed to indicate who

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5 Reasons for Trial Separation Before Starting Your Divorce

Posted August 8, 2019

Divorce is a big step when you have built your life with someone and thought it was forever. It’s best to take some time to think about whether you’re seriously pursuing a divorce or if the relationship can (or should) be salvaged.  Up until 2016, the Illinois legislature required couples

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