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January 25, 2017

Financial Disputes Can Lead to Divorce

Divorce, Divorce Finances



Most marriages are entered into with good faith and with good intentions. Unfortunately, after the honeymoon phase, the daily routine can turn into a daily grind and moral and respect can fall to an all-time low. Many factors might play a part in the demise of a marriage with financial stress being a lead contender. According to […]

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November 18, 2016

Dating and Divorce

Divorce



At some point after you separate from your spouse, you will probably have the desire to begin dating. In 2016, dating often includes creating a profile on an online dating site. Before you make one, you should consider the following points and contact a DuPage County family law attorney for individualized advice. First, dating while you […]

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September 30, 2016

How to File for an Annulment under Illinois Law

Divorce, Marriage



When most people hear of a couple ending their marriage, they automatically assume that the couple is divorcing. For thousands of couples, that is true, however, there are also many couples who choose to file for a legal annulment rather than a divorce. What is the difference? When a person files for a divorce, they […]

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July 15, 2016

High Asset Divorce: Planning Your Strategy before You File

Complex Divorce, Divorce, Divorce Finances



When it comes to divorce, the planning you do now can greatly impact your future. This is especially true in complex, high net worth divorces where the earning potential or assets of one party is significantly impaired. If you are a dependent spouse and about to embark on a divorce, know how to protect yourself against a […]

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June 27, 2016

Changing Your Name after Divorce

Divorce, Life after Divorce



Of all the difficult things that a person can go through during life, divorce is one of the hardest. In fact, divorce is rated as the second-most stressful thing that a person can go through, second only to the death of a loved one. This could be because divorce is the death of marriage — and in […]

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June 20, 2016

Behavior During Divorce

Divorce



It can be hard to take the higher road when you are having an argument with your spouse — and this can be even more so the case if you are going through divorce. No matter how nasty or amicable the divorce seems to be, if you are dissolving your marriage, emotions are bound to be […]

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June 13, 2016

Common Reasons for and Predictors of Divorce

Divorce, Divorce Trends



There are several reasons that a couple may face divorce. While sexual infidelity may be a leading reason, according to several studies, extramarital affairs, and even perpetual infidelity, is no longer the leading reason that divorced couples cite as the reason for their split. The leading reason for divorce is that people should never have been […]

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May 11, 2016

Marriage Breakdown: When Divorce Is Inevitable

Divorce, Marriage



If your marriage is on the verge of ending, it can feel like you are grasping at straws to try to hold it together. Sometimes it is best to just stop holding on and to let the relationship go. There are some times when you can reconcile with your spouse and begin to work together to heal […]

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February 1, 2016

Causes of Divorce: Three Argument “Mindsets” That Can Destroy Your Marriage

Divorce, Marriage



Every marriage has its ups and its down. Most even have their share of arguments. But what you say in an argument can make all the difference when the dust settles and things go back to normal. So, before you hurl words, consider if what you are saying falls into one of these three “mindsets” […]

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December 17, 2015

Sexual Issues a Common Cause of Divorce

Divorce



While it may seem like a no-brainer, examining sexual issues and sexual compatibility is essential when you are considering divorce. Several marriage therapists and couple’s counselors report that troubles in the bedroom are some of both the most common reasons and the most common consequences of a marriage headed toward divorce. These sexual issues are, in […]

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October 23, 2015

Life after Divorce: Forgiving Yourself the “Failure” of Divorce

Divorce



Dealing with divorce is difficult — not least of which because of the social challenges that accompany it. Depending on how old you are, and how many social commitments and friends you have at the point of your divorce, going through a divorce can be a very lonely time. You’ll need to relearn how to be […]

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August 27, 2015

Credit Card Debt and Divorce

Divorce, Divorce Finances



When you are going through a divorce, financial concerns may feel like the last thing you want to consider. After all, when your family and emotional life is crumbling around you, dealing with credit card debt, mortgage payments, and property division can seem almost overwhelming. Dealing with financial issues, however, is one of the most important […]

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August 26, 2015

Sexless Marriage and Divorce

Divorce, Illinois divorce lawyer



Lack of sex is one major and very socially acceptable reason for divorce, yet lack of sex — or frequency of it — is a very subjective line to draw. What one couple may call a sexless marriage, another may call very sexually active. So how to draw the line of what is considered a sexless […]

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August 7, 2015

Divorce Can Make You a Better Parent

Children of Divorce, Divorce, Illinois divorce lawyer, Illinois family law attorney



Contrary to sometimes-popular belief, divorce can be good for children. If the marriage is especially explosive, it can be more detrimental to a child’s psyche than the dissolution of the union of his or her parents. When parents who are not in love—or who have an especially volatile relationship—“stay together for the kids,” it can often teach […]

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July 27, 2015

Divorce: When the Signs Are There

Divorce, Illinois divorce lawyer



It is no secret that divorce is difficult. One of the most complicated moments in a divorce is before it even begins: making the decision that you and your spouse should no longer be together, and take the next step of your lives separately. Deciding to actually go to a divorce attorney and initiate the proceedings can […]

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July 20, 2015

Challenges of Same-Sex Divorce

Divorce, Same Sex Marriage



In the wake of the Supreme Court’s historic ruling extending the right to marry to all people in each one of the 50 states, there is one bittersweet factor for many same-sex couples: they can now also be divorced. Until now, they could not. A good example of this concerned one couple who had married in 2009 in […]

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