When and how to safely view the Solar Eclipse in Chicagoland

  A little less than a year after the Chicago Cubs ended a 108-year World Series drought, the Chicagoland area will be treated to another once-in-a-century moment on Monday. On August 21, 2017, the Chicago area will have the closest look at a total solar eclipse it has seen in 92 years. The event will begin at 11:54am, when the moon will begin to block the sun. Over the next 90 minutes, the moon will continue to cover the sun, eventually blacking out up to 87 percent of the sun’s sur...   Read more ...  

How Do I Keep My Divorce Amicable?

Emotions run high during divorce. You and your spouse may agree on ending your marriage, yet that does not mean neither of you feel anger, frustration, sadness, or resentment. You may have numerous positive and negative feelings about the situation and each other. When the bad seems to outweigh the good, you can fall into a contentious relationship. However, there are ways to avoid this. It is possible to keep your divorce amicable while protecting your rights.   Maintaining an Amicable Rel...   Read more ...  

Divorce Attorneys Should Be Aware of the Many Ins, Outs of Real Estate Law

Divorce Attorneys Should Be Aware of the Many Ins, Outs of Real Estate Law Discourse on Divorce As featured in the August 8, 2017 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin By Michael C. Craven   Welcome to the second edition of my Discourse on Divorce column, in which I explore areas of law that intersect with divorce law. After examining the connection between estate planning and divorce law in my last column on April 30, in this edition, I look at how real estate lawyers can keep their cl...   Read more ...  

A High Net Worth Divorce in Illinois

The median household income for Illinois was between $50,000 and $59,999 in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Yet, some couples will make considerably more than the median household income. If you and your spouse are a couple who accumulated a great deal of wealth, then you will be part of a high net worth divorce. This type of a divorce can be lengthy, complicated, and costly without the right legal advice.   Issues Impacted by Your High Net Worth   If you and your spouse earn hi...   Read more ...  

Property Division in an Illinois Divorce

Once you decide to divorce, you face a number of issues that can either be solved quickly with a calm discussion or turn into a contentious battle. The division of property is one of those issues. Some spouses agree on how to divide their belongings, savings, and debt. They work it out by negotiation and present their plan to the court for approval. Other times there are arguments over who owns what, how much something is worth, and who deserves more. In these situations, you may need to ask the...   Read more ...  

Negotiating Spousal Support During a Divorce

Are you interested in receiving spousal support after your divorce? Will you be required to pay support to your ex-spouse? If so, you can negotiate the amount and duration of maintenance (the legal name for alimony or spousal support in Illinois) with your spouse with the help of an experienced Chicago divorce attorney. Two of the most common arguments for alimony are that one spouse earns less than the other because he or she stayed home with the kids and a spouse has become accustomed to a cer...   Read more ...  

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