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Divorce is difficult and stressful for everyone – there is no doubt about that. Once you completed your divorce and have decided everything from how your marital property is divided to how your parenting time is divided, you probably felt … Continue reading

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Collaborative divorce has been around since the 1980s, and it has been practiced in Illinois since 2002. The Collaborative Process Act went into effect at the beginning of 2018, officially recognizing collaborative divorce as an option to couples who want … Continue reading

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Are you concerned that your ex is doing things to drive a wedge between you and your children? Depending on the case, this may be considered parental alienation, and it can be grounds for a modification of custody orders. What … Continue reading

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By Maxine Weiss Kunz Many changes are coming to family law as of January 1, 2016. These changes include changes to custody (a term of art that is going out the window) as well as changes to financial aspects of … Continue reading

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Changes are coming to the custody and visitation portions of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA). However, at this time and in prior years, there are distinct differences between the terms “custody” and “visitation.” Many litigants of … Continue reading

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Joint Custody v. Sole Custody In Illinois, joint legal custody means that the parents will share in all major decisions affecting their child.  Sole legal custody means that one parent is given the authority to make all major decisions affecting … Continue reading

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A removal action occurs when a custodial parent, who is separated or divorced from the other parent, tries to move out of state with the children. The non-custodial parent can agree to the removal, in which case the parties would … Continue reading

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It is common in today’s world for couples to have children out of wedlock. There is no longer, or at least less so, a stigma about putting kids before marriage. However, the problem arises when (if) the relationship ends. The … Continue reading

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Lawyers frequently hear the question, “How do I find the best divorce lawyer in Chicago?” Or, “How do I find a top divorce lawyer?” from parties seeking to dissolve their marriage.  If you do not have a referral, you may … Continue reading

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