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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Do We Need Two Divorce Lawyers if We Agree on Everything?

Posted May 1, 2019

Not all divorces are bitter battles between two angry ex-spouses. In fact, many divorces are amicable, a parting of two ex-partners. Maybe you grew distant, maybe a tragedy separated you. Maybe there is pain in the past, but you still mostly share the same values when separating your households. Couples

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The Top 7 Reasons for Divorce

Posted April 25, 2019

When people get married, they often believe that their marriage will last forever. However, the fact is that nearly half of all marriages will end in separation or uncontested divorce in Chicago, making divorce a fairly common occurrence. Even though these numbers are well-known, it often takes people by surprise

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3 Life Changes Your Divorce Agreement Should Be Prepared to Handle

Posted April 17, 2019

When a divorce agreement is drawn up, usually the ex-spouses are thinking about how to settle their lives -right now-. You’re thinking about how to split today’s finances, but not what will happen when finances change in the future. You’re thinking about how to split custody with the children at

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7 Benefits of Filing an Uncontested Divorce Agreement

Posted April 10, 2019

In the United States, there are two primary ways to conduct your divorce. You can take your ex to court and bicker about every detail or you can sit down with a mediator and draw up an uncontested divorce agreement. Of course, the divorces that make the news and are

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