Not enough time with your kids this Christmas?

Many divorced or separated parents soon regret not addressing parenting time before the holidays. Often is the case that one parent or the other misses out on valuable holiday time with their children. This all too often happening is because many parents struggle to justify the cost and expense of custody litigation before the holiday […]

What makes a great divorce lawyer?

While having been a divorce and custody lawyer for a number of years, I’m pretty certain that a good number of people while looking for a lawyer, wonder what qualities make for a good divorce or custody lawyer.  I don’t think that I have an all exhaustive list of what differentiates the good from the […]

Thought your divorce lawyer keeps your secrets? Think again.

Of all things, spouses feel some sense in comfort that the secrets disclosed to their divorce attorney must be kept secret.  In the legal world, we call this privilege.  And while this is the general rule -no matter how scandalous the information, the rule is not absolute.  There are exceptions.   For example, at attorney […]

How much in Alimony, you wonder?

Alimony is now called “maintenance” in Illinois. Whether or not alimony will be a component in a divorce depends on a number of factors. Judges typically look a the incomes of the spouses, as well as, future earning potential of both spouses. The manner by which the assets will be allocated could also be an […]

When divorce is a passing thought

Of all the spouses that meet with me, talking with a divorce lawyer is the last thing they do when wanting to leave a spouse.  There’s all kinds of activity in their lives that precedes our meeting.  They talk to friends, start dating another, separate finances from their spouse, and even sell a home.  The […]

Hurting yourself by not wanting more – a lesson for moms.

Many mothers receive child support.  In fact, given recent divorce statistics, more than half the mothers in the U.S. have had a divorce, where child support may have been part of the case.  While paying or receiving child support is standard fare in divorce, an ever alarming number of parents create bigger problems for themselves […]

Why divorce law is important you – the happily married spouse.

Most people talk of the 6 degrees of separation between themselves and Kevin Bacon, though unknowingly they are also one person away from someone needing family law help.  This topic of law is seemingly the topic that no one talks about.  Worse yet, the person that needs the legal help usually never finds help because […]