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April 22, 2019

Betrayal Can Lead to an Ending or New Beginning

A common reason why relationships end is that one partner has cheated on the other. But once revealed, must the transgression lead to a divorce or can it lead to a new beginning? The short answer is, it depends. It depends on whether the cheater thinks he or she is in love with their paramour, […]

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February 22, 2019

New Illinois Law on Spousal Maintenance

The Illinois law related to spousal maintenance (formerly called alimony) changed on January 1, and here’s what it means for divorcing spouses. The Illinois courts now follow “guidelines” on spousal maintenance which will likely be more equitable for both spouses. The income threshold changed to a combined income of $500,000, up from $250,000. The wording […]

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February 15, 2019

Is Art Briles, Formerly of Baylor University, Worthy of a Second Chance?

Sports enthusiasts will recall the May 2016 Baylor University scandal and the removal of Art Briles, the winningest coach the program has had since the legendary Grant Teaff stepped down in the mid-90s. Baylor retained an outside law firm, Pepper Hamilton, to investigate the university’s response to the alleged misconduct within the athletic department. This […]

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October 3, 2018

Making Divorce Less Stressful

No one at the altar ever believes they’ll face their spouse in the courtroom, but divorce happens in nearly half of all marriages. If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to work out your issues and a divorce seems imminent, you first step is to figure out what kind of divorce you want. Will it be filled with […]

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September 18, 2018

Steps to Choosing the Right Divorce Lawyer

Whether you’re only thinking about divorce or ready to move forward, one of your first steps should be a meeting with a qualified family law attorney. Understandably, there’s a certain level of fear and uncertainty at this time in your life, especially related to finances and parenting rights. The initial consultation with a lawyer is […]

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September 10, 2018

Serena’s U.S. Open Match Shows Change Comes from Strength, Not Silence

It would be safe to say that the majority of viewers watching the U.S. Open Women’s Tennis Final on Saturday, September 8th were not watching because of newcomer Naomi Osaki, but were watching the iconic Serena Williams. After all, she is not only one of the greatest women’s tennis players of all time, but also […]

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