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Month: June 2014

Pet custody issues now common in divorce proceedings

Illinois residents may not have heard that a celebrity couple has finally decided to call it quits after almost 20 years of marriage. Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith recently announced their desire to settle their split cordially. However, that goal seems to be threatened by an impending custody battle over their pets. Griffith is reportedly…
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‘Frozen’ may have sparked divorce of couple in Japan

Sometimes, it’s amazing how easy it is to just “Let It Go.” It may not be a good joke, but in the wake of the following divorce story, it simply had to be made. According to an advice column from Japan, a man and woman may be going through a divorce because of the movie…
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Complex property division in Michael Moore divorce

In Illinois, when spouses divorce, equitable distribution is the principle used to divide marital property. Of course, “equitable” is not necessarily synonymous with “equal.” When complex assets are involved, one spouse could be entitled to more property than the other. Matters can become particularly complicated if a divorce involves a combination of business assets, separate…
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