The First 5 Steps in Divorce

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Before a married couple can legally be recognized as separate and independent from one another, they must file for a divorce. In the state of Illinois, divorce is a multi-step process, and one that takes time, and typically the help of an experienced divorce attorney. Consider these first five steps that you should take if… Read more »

What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

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When a couple is going through a divorce, the divorce is typically described in one of two ways: contested or uncontested. As with most things in life, an uncontested divorce is ideal, as this refers to a divorce in which disagreements between the couple are minimized. Whether you have recently filed for a divorce, or… Read more »

Do I Have to Wait to Get Divorced?

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If you and your spouse are ready to get divorced, waiting for the divorce to be finalized can be challenging. Here’s what you need to know about waiting to get divorced in Illinois, including waiting and residency requirements. There Is a Residency Requirement In order to file for a divorce in Illinois, you or your… Read more »

How Will my Divorce Affect my Professional Practice?

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Whether you are an architect, accountant, doctor, dentist, or another type of licensed professional, you are not an ordinary business owner. Much of your practice is based upon your skills, personality, and reputation. It is not a business that can run on its own while you manage things from afar or grow without your dedication… Read more »

Dealing with a High Conflict Spouse During Divorce

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Has your spouse been consistently uncompromising during your marriage? Has he often blamed others for his problems and avoided responsibility? Does she lack self-awareness about her propensity for drama and conflict despite consistently receiving negative feedback? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be married to a high-conflict individual. Understanding what this means… Read more »

When Should I File for Divorce?

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Concluding a divorce that is right for you takes time. It may require months or years of soul-searching and of trying to improve your marriage. Yet even when you understand a divorce is necessary, you still have to ask yourself: When should I file? Life, particularly with children, is busy and chaotic. It is necessary… Read more »

Preparing for Divorce Court

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Once you or your spouse file for divorce, the reality of the situation sets in. You are going to have to walk into a courtroom and hash out the details of your new and separate lives. This can be incredibly intimidating if you have little or no experience with the court system. That is why… Read more »

Dealing With Divorce Papers When You Are Stationed Abroad

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Being in the military is a challenge, whether you are stationed in the states or deployed abroad. It is a demanding and difficult career that puts a great deal of stress on you and your family. Unfortunately, due to the unique rigors of military life, you and your spouse may decide to divorce. If this… Read more »

Should I Bring up my Spouse’s Alcoholism During the Divorce?

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As of 2015, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found 15.1 million adults had an alcohol use disorder, including 9.8 million men and 5.3 million women. Considering these statistics, it is common for one or both of divorcing spouses to have issues with alcohol, including alcoholism. In some situations, this drastically effects… Read more »