• What Is A Postnuptial Agreement, And When Do I Need One?

What Is A Postnuptial Agreement, And When Do I Need One?

April 20th, 2022|

In addition to being an important step in an interpersonal relationship, marriage imposes a complex set of default legal and quasi-contractual obligations on each partner. Like a prenuptial agreement, a postnuptial agreement, sometimes called a [...]

  • What You Need To Know About Collaborative Divorce

What You Need To Know About Collaborative Divorce

March 25th, 2022|

When we think about divorce, we tend to think of a contentious process in which the parties argue over every detail, leaving all involved with hard feelings — and substantial legal bills. But divorce doesn’t [...]

  • A photo of a blended family.

The Importance of Estate Planning for Blended Families

February 23rd, 2022|

Blended families are everywhere in pop culture — from the swinging ‘60s vibes of The Brady Bunch to the complex, intertwined family arrangements we see in shows ranging from Modern Family to Cheaper By the [...]

  • Important Resources For Adoptive Parents

Important Resources For Adoptive Parents

November 22nd, 2021|

Adoption is a beautiful way of creating a family, but it can be a daunting legal process. In fact, for potential adoptive parents, understanding the process can be downright discouraging. Finding the right resources before [...]

  • Managing Funds Held On Behalf Of A Minor

Managing Funds Held On Behalf Of A Minor

November 17th, 2021|

In Illinois, transferring or leaving money or property to a minor child can be a complicated proposition. Under Illinois law, like the law of most other states, minors can’t hold property directly. Someone else- a [...]

  • What to Expect During a Prove-Up Hearing In an Illinois Divorce

What to Expect During a Prove-Up Hearing In an Illinois Divorce

July 5th, 2021|

You’ve gone through the process of filing for a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. You and your attorney have navigated discovery, and you’ve made it through rounds of negotiations with your spouse and their attorney [...]

  • What Happens When a Divorce Goes to Trial In Illinois

What to Expect When a Divorce Goes to Trial In Illinois

April 23rd, 2021|

Does the idea of divorce conjure up images of angry men and women arguing in front of a judge in a brightly lit courtroom? Decades of Law & Order and countless movies have created the [...]

  • Myths About Divorce

Unpacking 6 Common Myths About Divorce In Illinois

January 6th, 2021|

Divorce is one of those topics on which everyone seems to have an opinion— although the fact of the matter is that many people here in Illinois actually believe some outdated or flat-out incorrect myths [...]

  • Planning Ahead for Life Transitions In 2021 With a Chicago Attorney

Planning Ahead for 2021: How a Family Attorney Can Help

December 22nd, 2020|

2020 has been an unpredictable and unorthodox year — and with 2021 just around the corner, now is the time to plan ahead for whatever the new year might have in store.  The year behind [...]

  • Illinois Child Support

What Does Child Support Cover In Illinois?

December 9th, 2020|

For anyone thinking about the ins and outs of getting a divorce in Illinois, child support is one of the most important considerations to keep in mind — and can also be one of the [...]