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June 21, 2017

After the Divorce, Focus on your Financial Future

One good result of a divorce, whether you like it or not, is that you have learned more about your finances than you knew before. Most married couples live together secretly blaming each other for the financial shortfalls, but once a marriage is over, you are in control of your own destiny. How you deal with […]

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April 19, 2017

Former Spice Girls Singer Files for Permanent Restraining Order

There is no doubt that orders of protection are an essential tool to protect against domestic abuse. We lawyers have seen them arguably save lives and certainly prevent physical or psychological abuse. An example of how they work to benefit a victim is evident in the heated divorce proceeding in L.A. of former Spice Girls, […]

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April 17, 2017

The Emotional Side of Wedding Planning

The month of June unmistakably reigns as the most popular month for weddings. Wedding planners are at their busiest, helping harried brides, grooms and their families prepare for the big day. Sure, the event planning part of the wedding is important, but it can be easy for the excited couple to overlook the importance of […]

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March 31, 2017

Three Tips to Help Couples Cope with a Holiday

Ahh, the holidays. A time for family and friends, honoring traditions, feasting, maybe some gift-giving and (hopefully) good cheer. For many couples – especially new couples – holidays can also be a time of stress when a fight can flare up for seemingly no reason at all. As a family lawyer, I’ve heard countless stories […]

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December 30, 2016

New Illinois Law Aims To Help Victims of Domestic Abuse

One in three women and one in seven men will experience violence at the hands of a partner during their lifetime. To combat the literal epidemic of domestic violence and sexual abuse, Illinois will soon enact a new law requiring salon professionals – who frequently have a close and confidential relationship with their clients – […]

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Divorce Filing in the New Year

For better or worse, most couples in unhappy relationships hold off separating or divorcing until after the New Year. Capitalizing on the momentum that the New Year brings and the chance for a new beginning can bring new energy for people who want to improve their lives. If your marriage is broken beyond repair, why […]

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September 18, 2016

Digital Privacy Clauses on the Rise

Celebrities and power couples increasingly want digital privacy clauses and protection in their prenups and postnups, but perhaps everyone ought to think more about them. What exactly is a digital privacy clause? It is an agreement that one spouse cannot use or reveal in divorce court the other’s personal information that has been transmitted digitally […]

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August 9, 2016

The Financial Realities of Divorce

August 2016 Separating the emotional aspects of divorce from the financial realities is critical. Gemma Allen writes about the issue in a blog post on Chicago Woman.

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July 5, 2016

Brexit’s Effect on your Finances

July 2016 Britain’s exit from the European Union could have an impact on your finances both as a couple and individually. Gemma Allen explains how in her blog post on Chicago Woman.

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June 15, 2016

Prenups Are about Love

August 2016 Prenups are about making a love commitment, according to Gemma Allen, who explains why she believes that is true in this post on Chicago Woman.

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