Shouldn’t Your Divorce Lawyer Know How to Draft Better Settlement Agreements?

Your divorce took a year and a lot of money to resolve after your case seemed to blow up into a big deal. It finally got under control, and the lawyers worked out a settlement agreement. You read it and understood it, and signed the document. The case was finished. A couple years later, your […]

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Mediation May Help To Lessen The Pain And Trauma Of Divorce

To say that divorce can ever be made easy would be dismissive of the situation itself. Yet, there are ways that divorcing couples can reduce some of the pain and trauma often associated with the difficult process. Mediation is one such option. Learn how this alternative dispute resolution method can help you in your divorce, and how […]

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What Illinois’s New Family Law Changes Mean For Collaborative Divorce

On January 1, 2016, Illinois family law will undergo profound changes. Moreover, the changes in the law will affect how couples go about settling the contentious issues at the center of their cases. Will these changes encourage more people to try collaborative divorce? What is Collaborative Divorce? Our legal system is primarily an adversarial system. People […]

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Collaborative Divorce: Saving Time and Hardship

Regardless of how modern and accepting our society has become, the term divorce still carries a stigma. When two people in a marriage decide to end their relationship through divorce, it is often assumed that there will be a drawn out custody battle involving children or several heated discussions regarding the division of assets. Although […]

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Divorce Increases As Economy Recovers, Study Says

Divorce has negative connotations, many of which are well-earned. Along with the emotional toll it takes and the effect it has on children, divorce is perceived as expensive. While there are ways to reduce the costliness of divorce, such as collaborative divorce, the sad fact is that divorce is an expensive prospect. The Los Angeles Times […]

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Collaborative Law and You: Divorce Can Be Less Messy…and Less Expensive

Marriage as an institution is meant, amongst other things, to bring stability to one’s life. No longer single, a married person does not need to stress about the uncertainty of finding someone to spend time with. A marriage is a true partnership, and as partners in life, the couple is meant to be able to […]

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