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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Your ex’ income has increased a lot since you were divorced. You still pay a substantial amount of child support. Are there any options to reduce the payment?

Your divorce was done several years ago. Your ex was able to get a Master’s degree afterward, and you were very happy for her. Subsequently she was able to get a very high paying job in a local tech company. She now earns three times the income she earned part-time when you were married. Since […]

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Juli Gumina Talks Divorce on WCKG Remarkable Radio with Mark Imperial

Our very own DuPage County family law attorney Juli Gumina was interviewed in the spotlight feature “Let’s Talk Divorce” with Mark Imperial of WCKG radio’s Remarkable Radio show. In the interview, Attorney Gumina explains the most common concerns of her clients, the most common misconceptions of couples starting the divorce process, and some of the […]

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STG Divorce Law Partner Joseph Emmerth Releases His First Book on Amazon!

Our firm is thrilled to announce our very own Attorney Joseph Emmerth has released his first book on Amazon! His book, titled “Winning Your Divorce: The Top Ten Mistakes Men Make and How to Avoid Them”, is a comprehensive guide for men who are seeking a successful resolution to their divorce. This incredible accomplishment highlights […]

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Signs Of Financial Fraud During Your Divorce

Most individuals do not need to worry about financial fraud during their divorce. If they have been married for some time, it is likely each person knows the other’s finances. However, this is not always the case. In some marriages, particularly high net worth relationships, individuals handle their finances on their own and commingle very […]

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Changing the Narrative: Making Divorce A Positive Step Forward

Divorce is now as much a part of a normal adult life experience as is marriage—most marriages in the United States will end in divorce. Despite the negative images in the media, many divorces are not ugly and hostile. Even when a couple has to litigate important issues, divorce can be a positive step forward […]

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Creating New Holiday Traditions Can Help Children Cope With Divorce

Family traditions are an important part of the holiday season, but those that are going through divorce often find that old traditions are no longer feasible. When children are involved, this can create a parent-sized gap in the home and may even lead to excessive sadness or depression. Lift your child’s holiday spirits this season […]

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Divorce Basics: Should You Keep Your Ex’s Last Name After Divorce?

Many of the decisions you make during divorce are guided, overseen, or regulated by law. In contrast, the decision of whether or not to keep your married name is purely personal. That does not necessarily make it any easier than the other choices you must make. If you are struggling with the decision to keep […]

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Could Divorce Actually Boost Happiness in the Long Run?

While divorce is far from a pleasant process, a new study suggests that, in some cases, it may actually boost your long-term happiness. This was especially true for women who had low-quality marriages to begin with. So, if you are thinking about filing for divorce, but are worried about what the future may hold, the […]

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Taking Care Of Your Health After Divorce: Avoid The Effects Of The “Divorce Diet”

When people talk about divorce, they often focus on the financial aspects. Often overlooked are the emotional effects – the guilt, stress, anger, depression, or shame – all of which have the ability to significantly impact your life. In fact, recent studies have found that health can decline after divorce. Furthermore, there are experts who […]

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Making The Most Of Your Ex-Spouse’s Social Security Benefits

If you have recently filed for divorce and are coming close to retirement age, and your ex-spouse was the primary earning in your home, you may be eligible to receive his/her social security benefits instead of yours. Potentially, this may boost your income, at least for a while. Learn what you need to know about […]

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Protecting Your Financial Future In A Gray Divorce

Divorce rates may be falling among the majority of Americans, but the rates for those aged 50 or older have more than doubled. Dubbed “gray divorce,” by some, these later-life divorces put each party’s financial future at risk. In fact, many fall into divorce-induced poverty – a situation in which a financially stable couple becomes […]

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Three Reasons To Get A Financial Advisor During Your Divorce

A divorce does not merely separate two lives; it divides two people’s finances. People go into a marriage with their own money, investments, and debt. Over time the two people combine their families, friends, homes and finances. When the marriage ends, so does this monetary connection. Separating your finances from another persons can be incredibly […]

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A Question From Divorced Parents: Who Pays For College?

Children do not stay young forever, and it may only seem like seconds between your child going to kindergarten and applying for colleges. No matter how slowly you wish time would move, the moment eventually arrives for college tours, personal essays, and then of course, tuition payments. For divorced or unmarried parents, when their children […]

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