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...

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...

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...

May 7, 2014

“Asset protection” has long been a strategy in divorce cases across the United States. The term “asset protection” refers to the use of a legal strategy in order to hide or shield assets from the Courts. Bitcoins, the relatively new internet currency, will most likely...

February 11, 2014

            In determining how to divide property in Illinois divorce cases, judges are directed by 750 ILCS 5/503(d), which sets forth a number of factors that affect how marital property may be distributed.  The second of these factors that the Court may consider is...

December 27, 2013

One of the most emotional and important issues in divorce cases is determining the custody of minor children of divorcing parents.  Custody, in the legal sense, means the right to make decisions with respect to the welfare of the children.  In other words, the right to...

December 24, 2013

Divorce is, obviously, a life changing event.  There have been a number of studies that rank divorce as the second most traumatic life event behind only death of a child.  It is obviously a decision that can only be made by the spouses involved with the assistance of t...

December 2, 2013

A new web site for an established Chicago divorce attorney.  We're excited to upgrade our website to better serve clients and prospective clients.  In this section you will find news regarding Illinois family law issues and cases.

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