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Mediation in Allocation of Parental Responsibilities Disputes

Generally speaking, when there is an issue relative to the allocation of parental responsibilities and/or parenting time (formerly known as custody and visitation), the Courts in Illinois will first send the parties to mediation, prior to adjudicating any of the issues in Court. Using mediation in allocation of parental responsibilities disputes can be very effective. 

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Pet-Nups: Don’t Forget Your Furry Friends When Planning Your Marriage

People have heard of prenuptial agreements; those have been common for some time. People are frequently considering postnuptial agreements as well. Whether you are considering a prenup or a postnup, you might want to consider adding your pets to it. People who have pets are now including pet-nuptial provisions within their agreement that address what will

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5 Ways to “Fast Track” Your Divorce  

Wonder if there is a way to “fast track” your divorce? Many clients beginning their divorce proceedings want to know how long the process will take.  The truth is, a lot of factors contributing to how long the divorce will take are up to the individual parties themselves.  As a general rule, the more cooperative

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How Does Religion Impact Child Custody and Access Decisions?

Since the revising of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act the state of Illinois no longer uses the term “custody”.  Previously, a parent with sole custody could make decisions about religion and religious training for their minor child.  Now, Illinois has what is referred to as “allocation of parental responsibilities” and one of

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Trial Court Must Address Immigrant Spouse’s Promise to Support Claim

In re Marriage of Bychina, 2021 IL App (2d) 200303 (June 18, 2021), Elena, the Petitioner in this Illinois divorce case, had recently come to this country from Russia.  On her immigration form, Boris, her husband, indicated a promise to support her if she came to this country.  When Elena wanted to come into the

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Postnuptial Agreements – What You Need to Know

A postnuptial agreement is a legal document that explains and designates how property will be divided in the event of a divorce.  It is very similar to a premarital (or pre-nuptial) agreement, except a premarital agreement is signed prior to the marriage and a postnuptial agreement is signed after the marriage has already occurred.   While

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