How much will I receive in spousal maintenance?
Is a trial my only option during a divorce?
Who pays attorney fees in a divorce proceeding?
Should I Get a Job While Going Through My Divorce? Can I Quit My Job?
Can my ex-spouse see our children if he/she does not pay the court ordered child support?
What do we do with the children once the divorce action is filed?
Can I complete my divorce without a trial?
Can I appeal a dissolution?
What is a Resolution Management Conference?
What is a petition for dissolution of marriage and what does it mean to serve the petition?
How long will it take for my divorce to be final and how much will it cost?
What is spousal maintenance and how is it determined in Arizona?
Can I appeal my divorce case?
Civilized Divorce through Mediation
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A Circuit Court has subject matter jurisdiction to enter a child custody order pursuant to the Illinois Constitution. But the Court apparently lacks jurisdiction to proceed pursuant to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction...more
A parent who moves with a child from the child’s home country to another country, or retains the child in the other country, may face accusations that the move or retention is wrongful. The parent who stays behind may assert...more
What procedural and substantive rights are potentially impacted by “rules of the road” orders in child custody cases – interlocutory orders which regulate what the contending parents can and can’t do in interacting with their...more
It’s become commonplace in domestic relations cases with custody issues, in Cook County and certain other jurisdictions, for the trial court, early in the proceedings, to enter a kind of “rules of the road” order specifying...more
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Our attorneys believe in standing up for both mothers and fathers who are embattled in a litigated custody battle. We have vast experience helping parents understand New Jersey laws governing custody and how to effectively...more
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During or after a divorce, it is common for the custodial parent (the parent primarily responsible for the children’s care) to want to move to another state with the children. Perhaps the parent has a job opportunity, family,...more
Actively questioning both sides, the Justices of the Illinois Supreme Court seemed conflicted during the recent oral argument in In re Marriage of Turk. Turk poses a potentially important question of domestic relations law:...more
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“I don’t want to go! I want to stay with you!” If you are divorced with children chances are you’ve heard these words. There are many cases where a child won’t go with the other parent whether it is for a weekend or a dinner...more
Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's family law and criminal defense attorney Jason B. Castle talks about why a person has to allow their ex-husband or ex-wife to see the children even though they are not paying child...more
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Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk's family law attorney Jason B. Castle explains what happens to the children once the divorce action is filed. He also talks about whether it is allowed for one spouse to move with the children...more
The doctrine of paternity by estoppel is most often applied in child support cases to either preclude a man who has held the child out as his own from avoiding support of the child after his relationship with the child's...more
Our previews of the latest additions to the Illinois Supreme Court's civil docket continue with In re Marriage of Tiballi. Tiballi poses the following issue: when a parent voluntarily dismisses a petition to change custody,...more
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