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October 2015 Archives

Weathering divorce as a 20-something

31217153_S.jpg There is no perfect time to get divorced. At every stage of life, married couples must grapple with both common and unique circumstances related to age, marriage duration and a host of other factors. The bottom line is that if your marriage is not a healthy and happy one, and it is unlikely to become a healthy and happy one, you may benefit from the divorce process. This simultaneously challenging and potentially liberating reality is true regardless of your age and regardless of how long you have been married to your spouse.

Case highlights issue of sexual abuse, visitation rights, P.2

6612052_S.jpgIn our last post, we began looking at the case of an imprisoned father who was able to have adoption proceedings stopped on the grounds that he did not, in fact, abandon his children, despite his imprisonment on charges that he molested his daughter. It remains to be seen how the case will proceed at this point, but a likely outcome is that the mother and stepfather will end up going to the county attorney to file a termination of parental rights request.

Spousal support could be involved in Green-Fox divorce

5584899_S.jpgFor those who pay attention to tabloids and celebrity news, this will be common knowledge: actress Megan Fox and her soon-to-be-former husband Brian Austin Green have filed for divorce after five years of marriage. The couple has two sons together, and apparently they are going for joint custody, though that hasn't been confirmed. However, Green has asked that Fox pay him spousal support.

Prenups: some issues can be included, while others can't

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a blog post about prenuptial agreements, and how you and your spouse should at least consider the possibility of a prenup even if you ultimately decide against signing such a contract. It is still an important discussion to have -- but it's up to you and your spouse to determine whether or not such an important contract is right for your marriage.

A property division primer for Illinois residents

13728086_S.jpgProperty division is a fundamental part of divorce, and there are many people out there who are intimidated by the idea of dealing with property division. This is perfectly understandable, because property division can be quite complicated. Allow us to explain some of the basic elements to property division to allow you to go into your property division discussions with more confidence.

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