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November 2013 Archives

Former Illinois mom and son reunited after 35 years apart

Collaborative law is a relatively new and developing practice in the history of divorce. Consulting attorneys for mediation and conflict resolution when a marriage is ending only started to become a widespread convention in the U.S. during the 1980s. While it's impossible to know if mediation could have prevented painful consequences in past divorces, it's worth considering how old divorce cases may have had better outcomes if the families had access to collaborative law processes.

Resources needed when child custody issues are contested

Every aspect of divorce for Illinois couples seems to be getting more complicated.  This especially pertains to child custody matters.  Now we are even seeing articles written about the need for obtaining experts in helping courts come to decisions concerning child custody matters.

What to do with the house in the event of divorce?

The house is likely the most important and highly valued asset that a married couple will own.  Deciding what to do with the home in the event of a divorce is an important and in some cases complex decision.  This can especially be true when one of the spouses wishes to remain in the home.

Struggles to get Illinois parents to pay their child support

A father living 3,500 miles away from his two daughters and former spouse is $70,000 behind in child support. Money does not appear to be a problem. Instead, he simply refuses to cooperate with the Illinois court system in paying his back child support in part because he claims he is being treated unfairly.

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