Tips For Creating A Happy, Blended Family

According to a study from Pew Research, 64 percent of all divorcees eventually remarry. That means there are tons of blended families out there, just trying to figure out how to make things work. If you are one of them, the following tips can help. You will also learn some key information on how to protect your […]

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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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Know What To Do In Case Domestic Violence Occurs

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, so being mindful of those who are victims of domestic violence is important. A way to stay involved is to encourage them to create a safety plan, just in case an incident occurs. Furthermore, you can help them deal with the constant struggle of living in fear can by understanding […]

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Relocating With Your Child After An Illinois Divorce

In most circumstances, children benefit from close and consistent contact with both of their parents. Illinois law recognizes this fact and has relocation guidelines in place to protect the child’s best interests. Of course, there are circumstances in which a move might benefit the child – a parent may find a better job, have an […]

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Tips For Minimizing Stress During Your Divorce

Couples often dread the process of divorce because they fear the possibility of bitter fights over who gets what and heated arguments over child-related matters. Yet, every day, there are couples who divorce with minimal stress and little to no contention. If you are planning for divorce (or have been putting it off out of fear), the […]

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Illinois Offers Workplace Protection For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Each year, more than 10 million women and men experience physical abuse from an intimate partner. That amounts to about 20 victims per minute. Many leave their abusers. Others do not. All of them are offered similar protections and services, including the workplace protection for domestic violence victims. If you or someone you love is facing a […]

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Understanding The Basics Of Spousal Support In Illinois

Not every divorce will include an award of alimony (also known as spousal support), but those that do generally involve spouses who have an income disparity, or a spouse that is unable to support themselves. If you believe you may be entitled to spousal support, or if you are concerned over what a request for spousal support […]

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