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3 Steps to Make the Divorce Process as Painless as Possible

1. Speak with an attorney first. Going through a divorce is not simply a legal matter. More often than not, complicated legal issues, separate and apart from just the dissolution of the marriage are implicated. It is a very...more

Divorce: Your Child Is Watching!

Divorce is never easy. In the eyes of a child, it is never about money or property. It is only about emotions and lifestyle changes. It is never easy to adapt to new situations, and therefore it is important to keep...more

Summer Coparenting Help

Hi there, I hope you all had as good a Fourth of July weekend as I did! My weekend was filled with family, horses and some extreme gardening. Just coordinating the activities of an intact three-generation family is...more

Family Law: Special Considerations When Representing Professional Athletes

While we await news of Tom Brady's Deflate-Gate appeal, the National Basketball Association playoffs coming up fast, and the latest hints that Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian may not follow through with their divorce after...more

Illinois Supreme Court to Decide Whether Courts Can Award Child Support From Custodial to Non-Custodial Parents

Our previews of the newly allowed petitions for leave to appeal from the closing days of the November term continue with In re Marriage of Turk, which poses a potentially ground-breaking question of domestic relations law:...more

Shared Parenting: A Goal, Not a Right

The old adage that people hear what they want to hear can probably be similarly stated as people read what they want to read. ...more

Happy Father’s Day from Mothers In Support of Shared Parenting – It’s True!

This past weekend was Father’s Day. For many fathers, this is one of their favorite days of the year because they know they are going to be able to spend this day with their children. The remainder of the year, many fathers...more

Divorce Can Make a Better Parent

Let’s leave out of this discussion those cases where a parent abuses drugs or alcohol, is a perpetrator of domestic violence, or worse. These are a minority of custody cases and deserve an entirely different discussion. ...more

“Rich Dad, Poor Dad” in Family Court

Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a book by Robert Kiyosaki. The book advocates financial independence through investing, real estate, owning businesses and increasing one’s financial intelligence. This of course sounds good, but many...more

5 Tips on Co-Parenting at the Beginning of Your Divorce

Many of you will end up being able to co-parent admirably, and this will include many of you who are struggling with the tough initial stages of working out a co-parenting arrangement. If no one is pathological, then time...more

Co-Parenting Often Means Making the Relationship A Priority

E! News host Giuliana Rancic has found herself in the middle of a controversy over a comment she recently made about marriage and parenthood. Rancic said she and her husband Bill put their relationship first and their son...more

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