How does COVID-19 affect my family law case?

How does COVID-19 affect my family law case? You probably wonder what will happen with your divorce or paternity case with the Illinois shelter-in-place order. STG Divorce Law is prepared and fully operational. Your case remains in safe hands. The Courts are operating on a limited basis. However, judges are on call to handle matters […]

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Anthony Vechiola, J.D., CDFA, CFL Promoted

Meet Anthony Vechiola, JD, CDFA – Senior Associate We are pleased to announce that attorney Anthony Vechiola, has been promoted to Senior Associate Attorney with STG Divorce Law! Tony started with the firm in the 2004 as a law clerk at age 20, then got a college degree and paralegal certificate, and became a paralegal […]

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How to Communicate During Divorce

How to Communicate during Divorce You moved out a month ago. It’s been hard enough having to buy all new stuff at Ikea (and build it too) and you really miss the kids. It’s lonely but you’re doing your best to get along. She just emailed you – she says she wants to take the […]

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Top Adoption Lawyers in DuPage County

You’ve tried again and again to have children. After thousands of dollars and many tears, you haven’t been able to have a baby. You’re kind-hearted and you want to be a parent more than anything. You’re thinking about adoption – an amazing gift for children in need. We understand – which is why proudly offer […]

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STG Divorce Law is the Top Choice for Clients in DuPage County

You can’t sleep. You can’t stop thinking about what will happen to your kids, the house, your condo in the city, and your retirement assets. Not to mention dealing with your busy career in the middle of all this. Do you trust the leader in divorce law? Or someone else? STG Divorce Law is the […]

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She said “It’s over.” How do you choose a divorce lawyer?

You and your wife just told your kids that you are getting divorced. They ran to their rooms crying. You knew this day would come but it is much worse than you even feared. Your heart has been torn out. You never thought it would come to this. You are worried about your kids, your […]

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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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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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Courts Continue to Rule that Embryos Are Property, Not People

Couples who struggle with infertility, or have a history of conditions that could lead to infertility (such as cancer), often have their embryos frozen to ensure they have the ability to have a family later on. What happens, though, if that couple then divorces? What happens to the embryos? Historically, they have been treated as […]

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Understanding And Minimizing The Impact Of Divorce On Children

Divorce is difficult for all involved parties, but children are often the most sensitive to the changes. Not only must they adjust to their family no longer being together, they often struggle with concepts that are well beyond their ability to understand. Thankfully, though, parents can help minimize the impact by understanding it. The following […]

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Parents Choosing Surrogacy Should Understand Their Legal Rights

Families can grow in a number of ways. All of them are beautiful, but some can be extremely complex. Surrogacy is one such method. Full of promise, but also possible pitfalls, it can lead to legal troubles and possible heartbreak. Potential parents can reduce their risk of experiencing these ill outcomes by ensuring they understand […]

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Pregnant And Planning On Filing For Divorce? Here Is What You Need To Know

For many couples, the expectation of a baby is an exciting, joyful event filled with promise for the future. However, there are some – often those in contentious or stressful marriages – that realize a baby will only further strain their relationship. In some cases, this can lead to thoughts of divorce. If you or […]

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What Does It Mean To Be Legally Separated In Illinois?

Many spouses separate before or during their divorce. One of the individuals will move out of the family home, and they start to live apart physically, emotionally, and financially. However, this is not the same as being legally separated. In fact, legal separation has nothing to do with divorce. Instead, it is its own distinct […]

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What To Discuss In Your First Meeting With An Illinois Divorce Attorney

Finding a sincere and trustworthy attorney is not always easy. You might search online or ask friends and family for a referral. Once you have a name of someone you believe is right for your situation, you have to get through the first consultation. Thinking about divorce is hard enough, but it becomes much more […]

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Turning Parenting Time Into A Smooth Process

Creating and maintaining parenting time, also known as a visitation schedule, can be difficult. Young children may not understand the process at first, and no matter their age, children need time to adjust to a major change. If both parents are not as willing to cooperate and maintain the allocation of parental responsibilities, it can cause […]

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Passage of Same-Sex Marriage Legalization: Why Domestic Partnerships Didn’t Die

While Illinois was ahead of the curve, same-sex marriage was made legal everywhere in the United States in 2015. Many assumed that this would mean an end to civil unions and domestic partnership laws. However, civil unions and domestic partnerships in Illinois are an important part of contract and family law for many opposite-sex and same-sex couples. […]

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When Your Illinois Family Law Case Does Not Go Your Way

Sometimes the judge in your family law case may decide against you on one or more key points. However, you may still have options. There are several procedural tools a skilled family law attorney can use to help correct judicial mistakes, or to get your case back on track. When You Lose Because of Default Most family […]

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