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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Get to Know Martin Sliwinski

Martin Sliwinski joined Stern Perkoski Mendez as an Associate Attorney in 2020 and practices exclusively in divorce and family law. He comes to Stern Perkoski Mendez with rich experience in high-conflict cases, as well as complex financial analysis. But what really draws him to family law is the opportunity for…

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How do I fill out a financial affidavit properly?

By Evan Compton, Divorce and Family Law Attorney In nearly every domestic relations case that involves financials, one form exists to rule them all: the financial affidavit. Maybe your attorney has just handed this blank document to you, or the Judge has just ordered the parties to complete them. Either…

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Connect with Marvin Mendez and the North Suburban Bar Association (NSBA)

Join us virtually on Wednesday, March 31 as Marvin Mendez speaks at the North Suburban Bar Association’s (NSBA) event, Supporting Communities and Inspiring Change. As a member and director of the NSBA, Marvin supports the organization in protecting the rights of people who have been marginalized. On March 31, he…

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Co-Parenting During COVID-19

By Amy Silberstein, Divorce and Family Law Attorney The below article was published in the Illinois State Bar Association’s Section on Child Law Newsletter, January 2021 Co-parenting a child between two divorced, divorcing, or never married parents can be a challenge in “normal” times. While we have all learned many…

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