Family Lawyers Who Mean Business

Finding common ground in divorce situations

It is extremely common for divorcing couples to find themselves embroiled in bitter battles over perceived injustices in the divorce settlement. The fact that these couples usually already hold some deep-seated contempt for each other only adds to the conflict that naturally occurs in such circumstances. Many times people find it difficult to approach a…

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The possible end of alimony

Illinois couples might be interested to hear that alimony as we know it may be coming to an end. Alimony is simply a court order that one spouse has to pay his or her ex after their divorce. Traditionally, those payments were for life. However, now many states are contemplating doing away with the provision…

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Tips on the process of divorce litigation

In Chicago and elsewhere, collaborative divorce and mediation are growing in popularity. If spouses can negotiate their divorces amicably and come to a mutual agreement, then collaborative divorce and mediation are a reasonable option. However, there are situations in which divorce litigation is a preferred choice. There are some things to keep in mind when…

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Denise Richards declines additional child support

Illinois residents might be interested to hear that Denise Richards declined her ex-husband’s offer of additional child support for caring for his twins. Richards was awarded temporary guardianship of Charlie Sheen’s twins while the their biological mother checked into the Betty Ford Center for rehabilitation. Richards states that she has enough to care for the…

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NASCAR chairman divorce documents unsealed

Chicago’s NASCAR fans may be interested to know that on May 8, a judge unsealed divorce records in the case of NASCAR chairman Brian France. Documents revealed that as of Sept. 2005, France had an estate valued at more than $554 million. His income from NASCAR was $8.7 million in 2004. In addition, France was…

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