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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?

How to Convince your Stubborn Spouse to Settle Out of Court

As divorce lawyers in DuPage County, we find that most clients are driven to engage in one-on-one settlement conversations with their soon-to-be ex-spouses prior to and during their divorces. This is something we are all inclined to do; it seems to be part of our natural healing process. Continue reading How to Convince your Stubborn Spouse to Settle Out of Court

Infidelity – Should You Confront the Paramour?

Infidelity typically involves three people, the innocent spouse, the unfaithful spouse, and the ‘other person’ (the OP).

A common mistake is for the innocent party to seek answers to questions that maybe are best left unanswered. Frequently the innocent partner wants to confront the ‘other person’. It is a natural reaction, but is it constructive? Continue reading Infidelity – Should You Confront the Paramour?

You No Longer Have to be Married to get a Divorce

Illinois law makers have passed a new law that allows unmarried couples to enter into a civil union that gives them the same rights and obligations they would have if they were married.

Going into effect on June 1, 2011, the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act allows two persons, either of the same or opposite sex, to enter into a civil union and enjoy the same benefits that Illinois affords to married couples. Continue reading You No Longer Have to be Married to get a Divorce