Relationships

5 Tips for Dealing with a Difficult Co-Parent

By Evan Compton, Divorce and Family Law Attorney Your relationship and ability to interact amicably with your former spouse is one of the greatest indicators of how your divorce case will unfold. Unfortunately, many of our clients at Stern Perkoski Mendez face conflict with their spouse during and after divorce—especially…

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Can My Spouse Cut Me Off Financially During Divorce?

By Joshua E. Stern, Divorce and Family Law Attorney Getting divorced is an emotional experience and tends to be stressful for everyone involved. Unfortunately, in some of the worst cases, this tension can lead to emotional or financial retribution. Our team has seen cases where one spouse attempts to control…

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Different Ways to Handle Parenting Time During a Divorce

By Joshua Stern, Divorce and Family Law Attorney When I work with clients who have a child or children, nothing is more important than honoring the best interest of the child. One of the first questions divorcing parents typically ask me is how they will decide custody. What used to…

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How Does My Spouse Cheating On Me Affect My Divorce?

By Martin Sliwinski, Divorce and Family Law Attorney Despite the emotional turmoil and the profound betrayal associated with a spouse cheating on another spouse, Illinois law does not consider cheating as grounds for divorce. Infidelity cannot be used as a factor in the calculation of maintenance (formerly known as spousal…

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Discernment Counseling

Discernment counseling is a form of counseling that assists couples with determining whether they want to pursue a divorce or reconciliation. It’s particularly useful for aligning the couple’s understanding of where the relationship is at and where it’s headed. A while ago, I asked Theresa Herring, LMFT, to explain discernment…

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