Posts Categorized: Divorce

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 ...  

How to Get Through a Contentious Divorce

Going through a divorce is a difficult process. From making the decision to move forward to heading into court, there are many stops on the long road to the dissolution of your marriage. Along this path there are also many places for each spouse to make the situation more difficult for the other. A contentious divorce can take twice as long and cost twice as much as a divorce in which the spouses agree on how to move forward or are at least willing to work with one another. If you are facing a c...   Read more ...  

What Should I Know About Social Media During a Divorce?

In today’s world, we are all connected over the Internet. We text more than we call, we email more than we send letters, and we post about our lives on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. As innocuous as these communications and public posts may seem, they can become relevant during a divorce. Because so much of a person’s life is now online, these communications have become common evidence in court. People considering or going through a divorce need to understand how social me...   Read more ...  

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