Religious Views, Children, And Divorce

Today, many married couples do not share the same religious upbringing or views. This might not be a problem until they are facing divorce and have children, but as the numbers of interfaith marriages are increasing and divorces are still anything but uncommon, this is something to think about. The divorce of Tom Cruise and […]

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Is Divorce Becoming Something People Celebrate?

Divorce is not a taboo anymore, and most people have seen and heard a number of stories about divorce. Celebrating divorce is, however, a phenomenon that has not yet become widely known. The New York Times did a story, not about a bridal shower, but a divorce shower. This unusual party was organized by a […]

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The Difference Between Annulment and Divorce

In Illinois, an annulment is called a “declaration of invalidity of marriage”. It is a court order declaring that a marriage is not valid, and should not be recognized by the state. An annulment is different from a divorce because a divorce is a legal declaration that a valid marriage is over. In Illinois there […]

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Temporary Orders to Fill the Delay Gaps in Illinois Divorce Cases

The first step in a divorce after finding a good attorney to handle your case is to have that attorney file temporary divorce orders. These act essentially as temporary divorce decrees. Temporary orders consist of legally binding guidelines that both you and your spouse must adhere to until the final divorce decree is ruled in […]

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A Few Common Misconceptions About Divorce

People talk about things they see and hear, so with divorce rates remaining high, people hear all kinds of stories about what’s going on with other people’s divorces. It would be smart to realize that everything you hear might not be entirely truthful, but the tales your coworkers and friends told you might actually be […]

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Obtaining an Original Birth Certificate in Illinois

In November of last year, Illinois became one of the few states that allows adoptees access to their original birth certificates. According to Adoption.com, there are only four states that allow the adoptee permission to obtain the original birth certificate without restriction: Oregon, Maine, Alabama, and Alaska. Several other states allow the adoptee to request […]

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Annulment vs. Divorce: What You Need to Know

Illinois state law defines an annulment as a “declaration of invalidity of marriage.” An annulment is a court order, not a legal process, which declares the marriage invalid for any myriad of reasons. While most people associate annulment with religious ceremonies and dissolutions of marriage, religious reasons aren’t the only for an annulment. According to […]

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New Research Finds Link between Divorce and Pre-Wedding Jitters

CBS News reported recently about a study conducted in the Los Angeles area which collected data from nearly 250 couples from the first couple months of their marriage up to four years after the fact. The first question was about pre-wedding jitters. 47% of men admitted to having reservations compared to 38% of women. Although […]

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The Divorce Domino Effect?

It is easy to think that divorce only affects the two people who are divorcing each other, but that is not entirely true. All the people around you during the time of your divorce can both see and feel the effects. This goes both ways, so you might also be feeling the effects of one […]

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New Wife of Peregrine CEO Files for Annulment

According to a recent Thomson Reuters report, former Peregrine Financial Group CEO Russell R. Wasendorf, Sr., who was indicted by a federal grand jury on 31 counts of fraud-related crimes earlier this month, now has become the subject of an annulment action filed by his new wife, Nancy J. Paladino. In her August 13thcomplaint in […]

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