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Lake County Illinois Family Law Blog

Do You Really Need a Divorce Lawyer? Three Reasons to Consider.

Some couples may be in a situation where they are both certain that their divorce will be clean, easy and 100% amicable and in those cases filing for divorce may seem like something that can be done on their own. Perhaps that is true, but there are some reasons that apply even to the friendliest … Read more

What Exactly Is Discovery in Family Law?

Discovery is a vital element in every family law case. It is a way of obtaining evidence regarding the other side. The information found in discovery has the power to change the direction of a case. Read more here.

Handling Major Decisions Regarding Your Child as a Divorced Parent

Being a single parent is complex, and working with your co-parent to make crucial decisions regarding your child can be even trickier. Learn how you can work smoothly and effectively with your ex on decisions like this by clicking here.

3 reasons to go after lump-sum spousal maintenance

If you are in the middle of a divorce, you may have some very real worries about your ability to support yourself after your marriage ends. Fortunately, you may qualify for spousal maintenance, sometimes called alimony. According to Illinois law, a court can order one spouse to pay spousal maintenance to the other for as … Read more

How to share custody with a narcissistic ex

After marriage to a narcissist, you may already know how much he or she likes control. Most narcissists want to call the shots, including calling the shots with your children. Following a divorce, most children thrive in an environment where the parents can come together for their best interests. Unfortunately, you cannot always work together … Read more

Staying Sane While Divorcing an Alcoholic

Divorce is not a simple process, especially when your spouse is an alcoholic. This added factor can cause extra mental and physical anguish to your divorce. Click here to learn a few tips on staying sane during the process.