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Opinion: the perils of an online "cookie cutter" divorce

I25337095_S.jpgn discussing divorce, media commentators sometimes query whether a proven family law attorney with ample experience across the broad spectrum of divorce-related considerations really needs to be on board in a marital dissolution proceeding.

Who keeps the family pet after a divorce in Illinois?

5165520_m.jpgIn many divorces, the most contentious issue is child custody. In a number of cases, however, the future of the furriest family member may also pose a major dilemma. Many couples have beloved pets and they are willing to fight like cats and dogs for custody of them.

Don't let your soon-to-be ex hide assets in a divorce

20850576_s.jpgIt can be an ugly situation when it happens, but unfortunately it's a reality: sometimes a spouse in a divorce will try to hide marital assets from the division of property. This kind of dishonest behavior is illegal in Illinois, but the risk of it happening is probably greater if one spouse has traditionally handled most of the financial matters.

Idea of a 'wedlease' similar to a prenuptial agreement

21172046_s.jpgDivorce can be rather messy in Illinois when property division is involved. Questions can arise surrounding just what is marital property and how it should be divided. In some cases, just how to divide up these properties and debts can end up leading to ongoing arguments with each spouse battling for their share in court. 

Without prenup wife may walk away with $3 billion in divorce

9413867_s.jpgWhen it comes to divorce in Illinois, the state is an "equitable distribution" state. This means that property and other assets are not necessarily divided equally. This can increase the need for proper representation when it comes to dividing up marital property. 

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