Blog: The Divorcerer Speaks

Chicago Divorce Lawyer asks, “Is Illinois the proper place to file your custody case (now known as allocation of parental responsibilities)?”

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) was adopted by Illinois in 1979, which attempted to resolve jurisdictional competition between states, discourage forum shopping, and protect the children’s best interest. It required a two-step analysis to resolve jurisdictional disputes. First, the state court had to resolve if it was the “home state” of the child […]

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

Where Do I File For Divorce? A Chicago Divorce Lawyer answers that question…and more

Is Illinois the proper State for your divorce case? If so, how do you determine what County to file a divorce case? These are issues of jurisdiction and venue, both of which impact where a divorce case filing should and could take place.

In regards to jurisdiction, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage […]

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

The nice divorce IS the quick and fast divorce as shown by our team of Chicago Divorce Lawyers

An agreed, uncontested divorce can be accomplished in the right circumstances, with the right parties and the right Chicago divorce attorney or attorneys. If you are facing divorce, consider the benefit of reaching an agreement and what is necessary to accomplish it.

The goal of the “agreed divorce” or “uncontested divorce” is for the parties to […]

By |September 5th, 2018|General|0 Comments

A Chicago Divorce Lawyer’s Uncontested Divorce Process

This information is an overview of the uncontested Illinois divorce filing process and a summary of the divorce papers that are typically filed with the family law or domestic relations clerk. This overview is not intended to be an exact step-by-step guide for those “do it yourself divorce” filers, due to the fact that many […]

By |September 5th, 2018|General|0 Comments

Co-Parenting and Communicating

There are various online platforms for parental communication. I often recommend “Our Family Wizard,” as it is used by clients and the courts with great success. The program is particularly well-known in the family law community because attorneys and family professionals often encourage their clients to utilize the program in situations where the […]

By |September 5th, 2018|General|0 Comments

How to have an amicable divorce: Is mediation or collaborative law the answer?

After soul-searching and months of counseling or therapy, you’ve made the difficult decision to end your marriage. You want a peaceful divorce. You want the chance to remain amicable, if not friendly when the process is over.

If you are both in a place where you can communicate, discuss and compromise then […]

By |September 5th, 2018|General|0 Comments

The Friendly, No-Conflict Divorce

Understanding why people divorce is oftentimes the groundwork in ensuring a friendly, no-conflict divorce can occur.

You should find a way to understand what happened in your marriage that led to the dissolution. Were there life-stresses that you could not overcome as a couple, such as job loss or a death in the […]

By |September 5th, 2018|General|0 Comments

Getting your Finances in Order for the Fast and Quick Divorce

Compile income tax returns, year-end income documentation and year-to-date monthly income documentation (W2, pay stubs and the like).

Compile documentation of your monthly living expenses, such as household expenses, transportation expenses, personal expenses and child-related expenses.

Compile documentation of your debts, including credit cards, mortgages, car loans, student debts and the like.

Compile documentation of your assets, including […]

By |September 5th, 2018|General|0 Comments

Top 7 Questions to Contemplate for a Friendly Divorce with Kids

What is the best schedule for the children during the week?

What is the best schedule for the children over the weekend?

How do you envision Holidays? Birthdays? Special Occasions?
Can you communicate with your former spouse to make major decisions, such as education, religion, extracurricular and medical?

How will you handle pick-up and drop-off responsibility?

Can you agree to […]

By |September 5th, 2018|General|0 Comments

Grandparent, Sibling and Step-Parent Visitation Rights in Illinois

In Illinois, there is a rebuttable presumption that a fit parent’s actions and decisions regarding grandparent, great-grandparent, sibling, or step-parent visitation are not harmful to the child’s mental, physical, or emotional health.

The burden is on the party filing a petition to prove that the parent’s actions and decisions regarding visitation will cause undue harm […]

By |August 17th, 2018|General|0 Comments

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