Divorcing spouses have many issues to consider during the divorce process, including spousal and child support, child custody and visitation, and whether the process can be handled through family law mediation. But regardless of the presence of children, substantial assets or other factors, all parties must play close attention to division of marital assets and…Read More
Articles & Information
Firm founder Gary L. Schlesinger is a frequent speaker and writer on various family law topics. Many of his articles are included here. We have also posted a variety of summaries and information regarding Illinois family laws.
In many cases, one spouse voluntarily leaves the home when a couple decides to divorce. However, some spouses refuse to leave the home, even though the other spouse tries to force the issue.Illinois law does allow one spouse to make the other leave in certain cases, and an appellate court ruling handed down in June…Read More
Summer vacation is in full swing, and kids throughout Illinois are settling into their summer routines. For parents, however, summer vacation can be a complicated time – particularly for divorced parents who must incorporate summer vacation into parenting schedules andchild custody plans. When considering how divorce may affect your children’s summer vacation, the following tips…Read More
Thanks to a new child custody law that went into effect on January 1, 2014, Illinois parents who have joint custody and want to spend more time with their child may get the chance should the other parent need a baby-sitter. Specifically, the new law states that when an Illinois court awards joint custody of…Read More
It is quite common to find people in Chicago who are divorced. According to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research, 19 out of every 1,000 marriages in the U.S. ended in divorce during the year 2011. While Illinois has a lower divorce-to-marriage ratio than some states, including Hawaii, North Dakota and Utah, many…Read More
A proposed bill would change the laws about spousal maintenance awards, creating a formula for determining the amount and length of awards. In May 2014, the Illinois legislature passed a bill that would reform the state’s spousal maintenance laws. The bill is awaiting the governor’s signature. If the bill becomes law, it would take effect…Read More