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Appellate Law Update for April 2019: Maintenance in Chicago Divorce

There are two recent cases that are to be noted in the Chicago divorce arena as it relates to maintenance, which is also known as alimony and spousal support.

On April 17, 2019 Justice O’Brien (with Lytton concurring and Schmidt dissenting) denied ex-husband’s petition to modify or terminate maintenance and granted ex-wife’s motion to modify maintenance. […]

By |June 12th, 2019|General|0 Comments

Chicago Divorce Attorneys that are in the know: The Collaborative Law Process

Collaborative law, also known as collaborative practice, divorce or family law, is a legal process enabling couples who have decided to separate or end their marriage to work with their lawyers and, on occasion, other family law related professionals in order to avoid the uncertain outcome of court and to achieve a settlement that best […]

By |June 12th, 2019|General|0 Comments

For the sake of the children, get the divorce

New research from the scientists at University College London assessed 6,000 children of various ages and the impact of divorce. The outcome was determined that unhappy parents should not stay together for the sake of the children. Apparently, divorcing is less harmful if it takes place earlier in childhood. Specifically, children aged between three and […]

By |January 18th, 2019|General|0 Comments

The Game is Changing for Corporate Executives and Chicago Divorce Lawyers

There is a barrage of media attention in the Jeff Bezos divorce after 25 years of marriage. Why? Besides the fact that he is the Amazon founder and CEO, considered to be the world’s richest man with a fortune in the billions? Yes. Instead, my attention is drawn to the fact […]

By |January 16th, 2019|General|0 Comments

Collaborative Law Specialist is in-house at Ward Family Law, LLC for your Chicago divorce

Are you considering a collaborative law specialist in the Chicago area for your divorce?

If so, you need to look no further as our own Tania K. Harvey can help you out! Reach out to her at 312-803-5838 or find her additional contact information on the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois website:

By |January 8th, 2019|General|0 Comments

Top 7 Tips for Chicago Divorce

1. You can’t use the same lawyer as your spouse.
2. File for divorce in the county in Illinois that you and/or your spouse has lived in for at least 90 days.
3. The grounds for divorce are irreconcilable differences and while a party can attempt to delay proceedings, a party cannot stop the divorce from happening.
4. […]

By |January 3rd, 2019|General|0 Comments

Top 7 New Year’s Marriage and Divorce Resolutions from a Chicago Divorce Attorney

Think before you speak
Be honest about where you are in your marriage (or divorce) and where you are going
Educate yourself on your finances
Build a support system to allow for more “me” time
Feel the feelings (cry, scream, contemplate, meditate)
Physical health is just as important as emotional health, so get moving
Embrace change

By |December 27th, 2018|General|0 Comments

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will impact your Chicago divorce in 2019 filings

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act brought about many changes for the 2019 tax return filing season that will impact your divorce. Reach out to the Chicago divorce lawyers at to ensure that you are on the right track for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2019 and review the following checklist […]

By |December 19th, 2018|General|0 Comments

Chicago Divorce Lawyer, Tania K. Harvey, of Ward Family Law, LLC is a leading and emerging lawyer being featured in The Daily Herald

WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC is proud to announce that Tania K. Harvey is one of the leading and emerging women lawyers who practice in the Chicago area that are being featured in The Daily Herald Business Ledger’s special issue, titled “Influential Women in Business.” Congratulations to one of our own for these amazing accomplishments.

Check her […]

By |November 9th, 2018|General|0 Comments

What 10 Famous Celebrity Splits Can Teach You About Divorce from a Chicago Divorce Lawyer

This is an interesting read about what famous celebrity splits can teach you about divorce, as published in Divorce Magazine online by Olivia Ryan in April, 2018.

“There is no such thing as an easy breakup between the husband and wife. Unfortunately, divorce is a widespread category as some 50% of marriages in the United States […]

By |October 30th, 2018|General|0 Comments

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