During the divorce settlement process, it is important for each spouse to only agree to the terms they are comfortable with, agreeing to some issues and disagreeing on others is par for the course, as is responding with counter offers in an effort to find common ground where possible.
After securing an attorney to handle your divorce, the divorce officially begins when either you or your spouse files a dissolution of marriage petition with the court in the county where one or both parties reside marking the legal start date of the divorce. The spouse who files the petition or complaint is the plaintiff…Read More
Experience Counts One of the first considerations is whether an attorney has experience handling family law cases similar to yours. It is certainly okay to ask how long an attorney has been in practice, how many cases they have handled, and whether they have had cases go to trial to gauge their courtroom experience. The…Read More
For many people, divorce is one of the most stressful things they go through in life. When emotions are running on high, it can be difficult to make good decisions during a complicated legal process like divorce. Unfortunately, poor decisions made during a divorce can cause a lifetime of regret. In a recent article, a…Read More
Divorce can be a very stressful thing to go through at any age. But for couples approaching retirement, it can cause added worry about the future. During an Illinois divorce, all marital assets — including retirement accounts — must be split equitably between the parties. That means some individuals could end up losing up to…Read More
Illinois and the rest of the states have all enacted statutes provide guidelines around grandparent visitation rights. The purpose of the laws is to provide grandparents with visitations rights to their grandchildren so long as it is in the best interests of the children. As in many other states, the general rule in Illinois is…Read More