What Happens After Divorce? Caring for Children

Posted July 31, 2019

When two people decide to divorce, the well-being of their children has to be a crucial focus on the process. Chicago divorce mediators and courts agree: the welfare of children comes first in a divorce. Sometimes, however, divorcing couples can lose sight of what’s best for the children. Divorce can

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5 Reasons Why Non-Celebrity Couples Sign Prenup Agreements

Posted July 24, 2019

When you’re thinking about divorce mediation in Chicago, the topic of prenuptial agreements often floats to the surface. Whether you and your spouse have one, or should have had one, can become a hot topic of discussion. In the past, prenuptial agreements have been seen as either a hostile beginning

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The 5 Golden Rules to Avoid Conflict in Divorce

Posted July 17, 2019

You and your spouse are planning a divorce, an event that will be different from anything else you have ever planned. Chances are that feelings are hurt and you’re having to completely reassess what you want out of life. This is a time of high emotion and conflict is so

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Tips to Deal with Your Finances After Divorce

Posted July 3, 2019

Because many are used to living off of a combined income (or even staying home to care for the children while the other partner works), your financial future can also be unsettling after reaching an uncontested divorce in Chicago. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.   Here are

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The New Tax Laws Are Changing Divorce

Posted June 27, 2019

Alimony payments are spousal support payments made to allow both spouses to maintain the standard of living they are accustomed to. During a marriage, it’s common for one spouse to stay at home and care for children while the other spouse gains further education and establishes a career. Alimony payments

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How Long After a Divorce Before You Can Remarry in CO?

Posted June 12, 2019

If you are getting a divorce, then sooner or later you will be thinking about moving on. While some divorcees have been “burned” and avoid future relationships, others are likely to go “on the market” quickly. Some states have legal minimum waiting periods. Colorado is not one of those states.

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Finances of Divorce: Equitable Distribution

Posted June 5, 2019

When you decide to file for an uncontested divorce in Chicago, the court does not award half of the assets and debts to each spouse. Instead, the court equitably divides the property. Some property is considered “non-marital.” This means that either spouse solely owns that property. That property is set

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The Not-So-Hidden Costs of Conflict in Divorce

Posted May 29, 2019

In Illinois, there are two ways to get a divorce. You can take it to a judge and fight over every detail, known as a “Contested Divorce”. Or you can take it to a mediator and work out everything before the paperwork sees a courthouse, known as an “Uncontested Divorce”.

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8 Tips for Handling the Post-Divorce Financial Transition

Posted May 22, 2019

Getting divorced is a huge transition in anyone’s life, no matter how long you were married or how much household there is to divide. You may have braced yourself for the emotional impact of divorce but many divorcees falter during the financial transition from married to single and separate. The

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