What Chicago Residents Don’t Know about Uncontested Divorce

Posted January 30, 2019

Realizing that your marriage is no longer working for you or your spouse is heartbreaking, in most cases, and a difficult situation with which to be faced in almost all cases. Understanding the Chicago divorce mediator laws particular to those who live in Illinois is crucial for the married parties.

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Top 5 Differences Between Uncontested Divorce and Courtroom Divorce

Posted January 17, 2019

The idea of an uncontested divorce in Denver sounds pretty good to most couples. Although uncontested doesn’t necessarily mean easy, simple, or even amicable, it does mean that you and your former spouse come to an agreement rather than letting the court decide.  Although we often imagine divorces playing out

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What Are The Advantages to Avoiding Divorce Court?

Posted April 25, 2016

Divorce court is an often unpleasant, always expensive experience, and for the longest time couples tended to assume it was one they simply had to deal with if they were going to end their marriage. But you have options, chief among them divorce mediation. The advantages of avoiding a trip

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Handling Your Mortgage During a Divorce

Posted April 9, 2016

Many of our clients come to us with mortgages. This makes perfect sense, of course- married couples live together, and many of them choose to buy a home. However, this does present certain complications, and one of the most common questions we receive is, "What are we going to do

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Huffington Post Publishes Useful Divorce To-Do Checklist

Posted March 17, 2016

There are a lot of misconceptions about divorce out there, many of them fed by inaccurate or misleading coverage in the media. One, admittedly dramatic narrative of divorce as a hostile battle between two people who hate each other has become the norm. So it's always refreshing to see accurate

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10 Signs Split Simple Is The Right Choice For You

Posted February 1, 2016

When you're facing the hard reality of divorce, it's important to stay calm and remember your options. A traditional courtroom divorce isn't your only choice- you can choose the smarter, smoother, simpler option instead. Split Simple offers divorce mediation to couples who have decided to dissolve their marriages. We use

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How Will Blame For The Divorce Affect The Final Settlement?

Posted January 26, 2016

Divorcing couples are often rather obsessed with the idea of blame. Each party believes the other party is responsible for the divorce, and they're intent on proving this to a lawyer, mediator or judge. Here's the thing: blame doesn't matter. Colorado is a no-fault divorce state, which means the state's

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Telling the kids, “We are getting divorced.”

Posted September 10, 2015

Over the course of several posts, we will provide some tips for talking with your children about your divorce, as this is one of the questions most asked of our attorney mediators. The first tip universally recommended by experts is to work with your co-parent in order to establish an

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Divorce Tax Planning Why are the next 40 days are so important?

Posted August 19, 2015

Because the Internal Revenue Service will determine your marital and filing status for the entire year based upon your marital status as of December 31 of the relevant year, time is running out if you would like to have a choice in, and possible financial benefit from, your 2015 Colorado

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