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Can social media hurt my divorce case?

Social media is a great place to share your feelings about world events or even your own personal life. When a couple is going through a divorce, these platforms can have a poor effect when used inappropriately.  In court, social media can be used as evidence. That...

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How to protect your 401(k) during a divorce

Your largest asset, especially if you have been together a long time, is likely your 401(k) retirement plan. Protecting your 401(k) is vital to your financial future.  Your spouse can likely claim at least part of your 401(k) unless you have a prenuptial agreement. In...

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Who gets the family pet after a divorce?

Many couples in Illinois adopt pets either before or during their marriages, and it is not typically considered what to do in case of a divorce. However, no loving couple initially plans on getting divorced; however, such lack of contingency can end up leaving an...

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Creating a parenting plan for joint custody

When it comes to custody arrangements in Illinois, courts all-but require parents to submit a parenting plan for review before making a determination. When necessary, a court will decide a custody arrangement, but only after strongly encouraging parents to negotiate...

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Is my spouse keeping financial secrets from me?

Financial infidelity occurs when your partner conceals or lies about any number of marital monetary issues: accounts, debts or incomes, to name a few. It is not rare. According to a 2016 study cited by Money Crashers, approximately 40% of married respondents admitted...

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Dangerous Spike in Domestic Violence Rates

As the “stay in place” orders continue, police departments around the country and here in Chicago are seeing an increasing rise in incidents of Domestic Violence. Things have become so bad world-wide that on Sunday UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres called on...

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