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Can parallel parenting help us post-divorce?

In the majority of cases, most persons post-divorce would be happy to not see their ex-spouse ever again or at least not for a very long time. However, if you are raising children with your ex-spouse, this is not a possibility. It is probable that you and your...

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Is your spouse being untruthful about assets?

For a Chicago resident with high assets, divorce can get complex. After all, asset division is one of the most complicated parts of the process. It often takes the most time and money and has complex governing laws.  Unfortunately, people sometimes take advantage of...

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Contesting prenuptial agreements

As your marriage ends, you and your spouse may disagree about how to split up your belongings. Perhaps you signed a prenuptial agreement spelling out who has the rights to what property. Yet now that divorce is upon you, the agreement may seem questionable.  Certain...

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What are the dangers of parental alienation?

Illinois parents often struggle to strike a balance after a divorce. It is hard to co-parent your child with someone you likely are not on the best of terms with. However, many parents in your situation come up with a livable arrangement that works for all parties....

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Excessive drinking and child custody

Whether you are struggling with an alcohol problem or your ex is battling a crippling drinking problem, it is very important to think about the different ways in which alcoholism impacts child custody. First of all, your child's best interests must remain a top...

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Creating pet agreements before or after a marriage

Illinois considers inherited or gifted assets acquired by an individual during a marriage as separate property. All other assets obtained during a marriage, however, belong to both spouses unless an agreement states otherwise. As noted by Forbes magazine, a prenuptial...

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