I Think My Spouse Is Hiding Money

Financial transparency is essential in a divorce. Without a complete accounting of all of the parties’ debts and assets, a court cannot properly divide the marital estate. You can’t split what you don’t know exists. The same logic applies to hidden income. It becomes much harder to calculate an appropriate…

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Who Am I Doing This For?

By Evan Compton Let’s put you in a hypothetical (and likely familiar sounding) situation.  Your divorce just started, your children are just as confused as you, and there are no court orders telling you or your spouse how to handle the waves of decisions you have to make.  Who picks…

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Divorcing A Narcissist: What To Expect And What To Do

There is no denying it, divorce is stressful and unpleasant. But divorcing someone with narcissistic personality disorder can seriously compound the hostility and nastiness. When going through a divorce, it is easy to conclude that your spouse is a narcissist, but there is a big difference between someone who exhibits…

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Get To Know Evan Compton

Evan Compton joined Stern Perkoski Mendez in 2018 and exclusively practices in divorce and domestic relations. Evan has been interested in family law since his first days of law school. Prior to joining the firm, Evan worked at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, where he assisted in investigation…

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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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