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Getting Your Spouse to Settle Out of Court – Should You Make the First Offer?

Conventional wisdom has always warned against being the one to make the first offer during divorce negotiations, strongly advising us to wait for the other side to go first. This point of view insists that the party making the first offer rings a bell that can never be un-rung, that it shortens the playing field, and that it sets a limit on the best deal the offer-making party can ever expect to receive. Continue reading Getting Your Spouse to Settle Out of Court – Should You Make the First Offer?

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

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

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?

Marital Infidelity: Telltale Signs of a Cheating Spouse

As divorce lawyers in DuPage and Cook Counties, we have access to experts who are willing to share their wealth of knowledge. One such professional is Dr. Robert Huizenga, CSW, LMFT, a Muskegon, MI Marriage and Family Therapist and Psychotherapist who specializes in the area of marital infidelity. Continue reading Marital Infidelity: Telltale Signs of a Cheating Spouse

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

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