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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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

Divorce can be a scary time in your life, no matter how long you have been married. You have gotten used to sharing your life with someone. Many couples also share their finances. They combine their income and work together to pay off their expenses. Some even decide to live

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The New Tax Laws Are Changing Divorce

Posted June 27, 2019

The laws surrounding alimony payments have remained unchanged in the U.S. for over half a century. However, spousal support payments of the future are altering the traditional rules of divorce court. In 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, making big changes to the way alimony

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