Category Archives: Interesting Things about Illinois Divorce Law

MAJOR NEWS: We No Longer Need Grounds for Divorce in Illinois

The Illinois law that governs divorce is known as the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.(“IMDMA”). This law has just undergone a major overhaul, which was effective January 1, 2016. Senate Bill 57, which amends IMDMA, has been signed into law by the governor, and is now official. Continue reading MAJOR NEWS: We No Longer Need Grounds for Divorce in Illinois

Do Men Get Screwed In Divorce?

This is an interesting question that has two answers, depending on who you ask. Many of us have heard the expression, “She took me to the cleaners.” This is certainly a popular belief among males, but is it really the norm?

Probably not. We are sure that there are occasions where this is true; however it may not be nearly as accurate as the anecdotal stories would have us believe. Continue reading Do Men Get Screwed In Divorce?

What to Tell the Children

When it comes to understanding the dynamics of a divorce on children a leading expert in the field is Rosalind Sedacca, CCT. Her new book How Do I Tell the Kids has been acclaimed by divorce professionals far and wide. Her website www.HowDoITelltheKids.com is a veritable wealth of information. Continue reading What to Tell the Children

Making Joint Custody Work

Establishing a stable environment for children who are already suffering from the painful loss of a strained parental relationship should be one of the key goals parents seek once they realize a divorce is imminent in DuPage County.

The rewards of joint custody go hand in hand with the benefits of friendly divorce tactics that allow families to get on with their lives as quickly and smoothly as possible. Continue reading Making Joint Custody Work

12 Tips to Help Children of Divorce

It is important to do whatever it takes to shelter children from the conflict of divorce.  Put aside resentments to make room for cooperation and focus on a brighter future, according to Charlie and Barb Asher, creators of the website www.uptoparents.org. Charlie, a former trial lawyer and his wife, Barb a former social worker and counselor, have turned the insights of their past careers into a family charity aimed at helping parents protect their children. Continue reading 12 Tips to Help Children of Divorce

Do We Have to be Separated Six Months?

In our Oak Brook and DuPage County divorce law firm, perhaps the most commonly asked question that prospective clients ask us is, “Do we have to be separated six months before we can file for divorce?Continue reading Do We Have to be Separated Six Months?

Trial Separations are not “Trials” – Part Two

There are some benefits to beginning the divorce process under the guise of a trial separation.

It makes it easier for the deliveror to announce his or her intention to end the marriage. Continue reading Trial Separations are not “Trials” – Part Two

Trial Separations are not “Trials” Part One

s practicing divorce attorneys in Oak Brook and Chicago, we have occasion to speak with many new clients who are contemplating, or are already involved in, a trial separation. Continue reading Trial Separations are not “Trials” Part One