One-Time Clients Could Be Avenue to Developing New Business

  Published in the October 11, 2017 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin   Some law practices lend themselves to repeat clients. For those practices, generating new business can be as simple as going to existing clients and asking them what else they can handle for them. But for specialty practices, such as divorce law, even your happiest clients may only need your services once.   For practices that feature many one-time clients, it may seem impossible to generate new busin...   Read more ...  

Can I Move Out of State with My Children During or After Divorce?

Going through a divorce is difficult enough without having children from the marriage. When children are involved, emotions often run high in all parties involved. Seemingly common issues, such as considering a new job in another state, can have serious consequences for your parenting rights and responsibilities. If you are considering a new job or relocating for another reason, can you move out of state with your children while your divorce is pending? How about after a parenting plan is in pla...   Read more ...  

How Long do I Have to Pay Child Support?

If you have been ordered to pay child support for one or more children, you need to know when your obligation ends. The duration of child support in Illinois is usually straightforward. However, if you have any questions, call my office today.   How Long do I Have to Pay Child Support in Illinois?   Illinois law requires you to pay child support at least until your son or daughter turns 18. However, there are numerous circumstances that would lead a court to require you to pay support ...   Read more ...  

5 Benefits of Mediation

Not every legal decision has to be made by a judge in a courtroom. There are many instances where you can choose – or may be required – to work out a legal issue through mediation. This is the process of resolving disputes with a neutral third-party mediator. You get the opportunity to voice your opinion, listen to the other person’s thoughts and concerns, and then negotiate the right solution for you and your family.   Illinois Law Regarding Mediation   For family matters in Ill...   Read more ...  

How Do Visitation Rights Work for Grandparents in Illinois?

There is nothing quite like being a grandparent. You get another chance to help raise and shape children, yet this time, you get to focus on the fun stuff and not discipline. However, being a grandparent is not always easy. If your son or daughter is going through a divorce or has children while unmarried, you may have a difficult time seeing your grandchildren. You may have had to fight to establish a relationship with your grandkids from the very beginning or a new situation may have cut off c...   Read more ...  

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 ...  

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