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About Jennifer Ward

Jennifer R. Ward has exclusively practiced in the matrimonial and family law field for nearly 15 years. Furthermore, Ms. Ward is Adjunct Faculty at the John Marshall Law School teaching family law legal drafting to law students and has done so since 2005.

Divorcing Friendly

Yes, you did read the title correctly: Divorcing Friendly.  This new wave of clients has become more and more common; it is where the couple is still friendly, but simply put, don’t want to be married to each other any longer.  The initial client consultation is one where we often times discuss the level of […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Planning to Put a Ring on It? If so, Make a Plan.

The beginning of the New Year leads us right into Valentine’s Day and both of these times of year are indicative of many engagements. Technically speaking, a premarital agreement is made between two prospective (usually engaged) spouses, made in contemplation of marriage, usually with the mutual goal of discussing and planning each of their rights, […]

By |January 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parenting Time in the HoliDAZE: The 3 Keys to Success

THE DIVORCERER SPEAKS: Parenting Time in the HoliDAZE: The 3 Keys to Success

December is a stressful time – gift giving, social commitments, work, school schedules and performances, vacation schedules, Holidays, year-end celebrations and everything that falls in-between.  It is no surprise that this stressful time of the year leads to high-conflict in scheduling and coordinating […]

By |December 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 7 Thanks (giving) for the Divorce

The Divorcerer Speaks:  Top 7 Thanks (giving) for the Divorce

With the official kick-off to the Holiday season next week, I would like to draw your attention to the positives that can come from divorce, a “Thanks (giving),” if you will.  While there is always so much negative attention and energy often put into and surrounding […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Thanksgiving in November, Holidays in December, Divorce in January

The Divorcerer Speaks: Top 5 Tips to Prepare for the Post-Holiday Divorce Surge
For many couples, waiting to get through the year-end holiday season to file for divorce is a last-ditch effort to get along through the holidays and have one last family celebration for the sake of everyone else.  If you are one of those […]

By |October 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bird Nesting for Co-Parenting in Divorce

The Divorcerer Speaks:  Bird Nesting for Co-Parenting in Divorce

What is Bird Nesting?  It is a co-parenting, child-centered method that allows the child to remain in the “family home” while each parent takes turns staying in the family home with the children when it is their parenting time.  When the parent is not in the family […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Legal Trend in Illinois Maintenance Laws, also known as Alimony and Spousal Support

The Divorcerer Speaks: Legal Trend in Illinois Maintenance Laws, also known as Alimony and Spousal Support

Alimony.  Spousal Support.  Maintenance.  These terms are thrown around, often times, with very little understanding about the laws, applicability to each case and overall interpretation.  Being that the laws changed in this regard in Illinois, here is a summary of the […]

By |September 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Divorcing and Dating “Top 7 Tips”

The Divorcerer Speaks: Divorcing and Dating “Top 7 Tips”

Men and women in the midst of a divorce can attest that some of the hardest parts of divorcing is being “alone.”  There are windows of time, whether it be hours or days that the house is quiet when the kids are with the other parent and […]

By |August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Back to School’s Top 7 Tips to Transition Back Into a Routine

The Divorcerer Speaks: Back to School’s Top 7 Tips to Transition Back Into a Routine

For many families, back to school means the end of the summer schedule full of activity and long days and the beginning of alarm clocks, set schedules and daily routines of drop-off, school time, activities, pick-ups and homework.  These transitions can […]

By |August 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments


The Divorcerer Speaks: SAHD


Do you recognize this acronym or initialism?  If so, you know that we are talking about the “Stay At Home Dad(s).”  Whether due to modern parenting trends, downturns in the economy, the other parent being the bread-winner or the countless other reasons that a parent stays at home with the children, the […]

By |July 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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