May 28, 2020

The decision to get divorced is one of life's most difficult.  A divorce lawyer isn't the best profession to help you decided whether you should get divorced because that is not the speciality of a divorce lawyer, but if you are considering divorce it might be time to...

May 19, 2020

Although Chicago area courts are in limited operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a process established for handling famliy law cases during this time.  Currently the Cook County Courts are scheduled to remain in limited operations through the end of May 20...

May 15, 2020

Financial issues involved in a divorce - especially high net worth cases - are often complicated and require professionals with the experience and knowledge to handle such cases.  Hiding assets can be a form of "self-help" that unfairly skews the divorce results.

It i...

April 2, 2020

If you believe that your marriage may be heading towards a divorce, or if it is imminent, there are some several things you should consider doing (or not doing) to help prepare for the process:

1.  Copy or access documents.  Tax returns, bank statements, investment/reti...

March 3, 2020

In this video below I explain how to complete a financial disclosure affidavit for family law cases (including pre-decree and post-decree divorce and paternity cases).  The financial disclosure affidavit is a statewide approved form and must be completed in any family...

March 1, 2018

Pursuant to a January 19, 2018, order, Cook County Judge Naomi Schuster awarded permanent maintenance to an ex-wife in a post-decree dissolution proceeding involving the review of maintenance.  The parties were married in 1990 and divorced in 2014, and the ex-wife was...

February 22, 2018

Until January 2015, judges in Illinois calculated maintenance (formerly known as alimony) without using a formula and instead relying on a list of factors that appeared in the statute and in relevant case law from the appellate and supreme courts.  On January 2015, a n...

February 13, 2018

In Illinois, child support obligations resulting from divorce cases are always modifiable (upward or downward) based upon a "substantial change in circumstances" pursuant to 750 ILCS 5/510.  The most common reasons to modify child support are as follows:

1.  C...

February 13, 2018

Divorces in Illinois can now include a "custody" fight over pets.  On January 1, 2018, the Illinois property law was amended to allow judges to consider the well-being of "companion animals" in determining who will be awarded the pet.  The relevant addition to the law...

February 12, 2018

On December 22, 2017, the President signed House Resolution 1, which amended the United States tax code in a number of ways.  There are many aspects of the law which impact divorces or divorcing couples, but one that has an enormous impact on divorcing couples in Illin...

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