Posts Categorized: Divorce

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 ...  

Unique Challenges for Couples Divorcing After 50

It is not uncommon for decades-long marriages to end in divorce. You and your spouse have been together a long time. You have experienced the ups and downs of marriages, raised your children, and are now approaching retirement or are already retired. It is a different time of life now, and you may both look forward to moving on with your lives separately. Because your children are adults, you may be tempted to believe your divorce will go smoothly. However, there are a number of unique challenge...   Read more ...  

5 Common Divorce Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

There are many mistakes you can make when dissolving your marriage and they are all understandable. Divorce is an emotional time and usually a new, unexpected experience. However, you can work to avoid the most common errors by partnering with an experienced Chicago divorce attorney and understanding the best steps to take before, during, and after a divorce.   During your divorce, strive to avoid these common mistakes:   Not Planning for Life After Divorce. A divorce can absorb all of yo...   Read more ...  

Tactics to Effectively Manage Your Marital Finances

No one heads into a marriage preparing for a divorce. However, a significant number of marriages end in divorce and no small amount of them because of money. Being conscious of you and your spouse’s finances can not only help you avoid marriage troubles, it can also help both of you handle the financial repercussions of divorce, if that is where the road leads you.   Marital Money Tips   If you are getting married, newly married or you and your spouse are contemplating a divorce due to m...   Read more ...  

How Are Legal Settlements Treated in Divorce?

A $20 million wrongful conviction settlement received by Juan Rivera in 2015 raised a significant question for Illinois divorce courts: Was this settlement part of marital property? Rivera was convicted in 1992 of the rape and murder of a child in Illinois. During his imprisonment, Rivera met a woman and married in 2000. He was later cleared by DNA evidence and a court vacated his conviction in 2011, which led to Rivera suing various parties based on wrongful conviction. Had Rivera and his wife ...   Read more ...  

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