How should spousal maintenance be determined?

A somewhat older but nevertheless relevant article from the American Bar Association focuses on a topic that has constantly been debated among family law attorneys and divorcees. That topic is spousal maintenance or spousal support in Illinois, previously referred to...

5 ways social media can hurt your divorce

Going through divorce can be an isolating experience. Not only does it mean separating from your spouse and a good portion of the belongings you shared, it can mean losing time with your children. Sometimes, it even means losing friends and acquaintances. In moments...

Who gets the pet?

One of these things is not like the other: Car, couch, painting, Golden Retriever. Which is it? The dog, of course. Unlike the others, the dog is a living, breathing, and feeling animal. And dogs—and other pets—can lead to some uniquely tricky and emotional arguments...

Is Divorce Mediation Ever a Bad Idea?

If you’ve decided to file for divorce, the chances are that you are now beset by stress and anxiety. Divorce is a complicated life event. There’s no way around that fact, but as you’ve studied your options to regain some hope and control, you might have read about...

How to Help Your Child Cope with Divorce

Every divorce has an emotional toll. Divorce is stressful and disruptive. It’s natural to come out of divorce full of anxiety, doubt, stress, and grief. It takes time to recover. And if you’re a parent, you’re responsible not only for your own healing, but for your...