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Overview of Changes to Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act

January 5, 2016
Changing divorce laws are part of a national trend toward re-examining our consciousness and conscience in divorce and children. In Illinois, a new groundbreaking law effective January 1, 2016, makes significant changes to the Illinois Marriage and D Read more »

How Older Couples Can Avoid Divorce

September 17, 2015
Couples age 50 and over are divorcing in record numbers, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Just 50 years ago, fewer than 3 percent of couples over 50 were divorced. In 2011, some 15 percent were divorced and another 2 percent were separated. Perha Read more »

For the Love of Money

September 11, 2015
For couples about to get married, or those who are moving in together, having an agreement about how you’ll handle finances is critical. Your new love deal is absolutely about financial planning, and being honest and forthright about spending. W Read more »

What the Changing Statics about Families Tell Us

September 9, 2015
The changing statistics of American families are startling. They tell us a lot about ourselves as a nation. We are marrying later in life – but still marrying. The average age for men is now 29 and for women, 27. About half the population is mar Read more »

Pro Athletes Must Play by Rules To Avoid Personal Scandal

August 22, 2015
The sports scandals these days are public and sad. Patrick Kane, right winger for the Chicago Blackhawks, is being investigated by the Hamburg, New York police on charges of sexual impropriety. Ray McDonald, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, was f Read more »

Just Say No to Digital Media Use Before, During and After Your Divorce

July 1, 2015
In the digital age, anything you do, say or post online can and may be used against you in a court of law. In several types of litigation, particularly criminal, personal injury and employment-related matters, social media is routinely sought as evid Read more »

No Holiday for Domestic Violence

December 20, 2014
The holidays are a time for love, laughter and reuniting and celebrating with family and friends. But for many people, it’s also a time of tension – tension can lead to incidents of domestic violence. Domestic violence spikes during the holida Read more »

The Dollars and Sense of Legal Marriage Status

June 15, 2014
This month, as Illinois became the 19th state to allow same-gender couples to marry, couples happily lined up to take their vows. The reason they – and any couple – tie the knot is about love and commitment. What often goes unmentioned are the Read more »

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