Do I Need Discernment Counseling?

By Joshua E. Stern, Principal and Managing Partner, Divorce and Family Law Attorney Frequently, new clients reach out to me with the same question: how do I tell my spouse that I want a divorce? If your spouse isn’t aware you’re unhappy with your marriage, bringing up such a big…

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What’s a Financial Affidavit and How Do I Make Sure Mine is Accurate?

Dividing your finances and assessing your financial responsibilities during divorce can be stressful. We do so based on financial affidavits from both you and your spouse, but these forms themselves are quite complex. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the process, family law attorneys are available to support you during your…

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Navigating the Holiday Season as a Divorced Parent

By Amy Silberstein, Divorce and Family Law Attorney, Partner If you’re recently divorced or going through the process right now, the holiday season can bring up all sorts of challenges and emotions. Adjusting to new traditions and spending less time with your children during this season is never easy. But…

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I Found a Divorce Attorney. Now What?

By Marvin Mendez, Divorce and Family Law Attorney, Principal After you find a divorce lawyer who aligns with your values, breathe a sigh of relief! Congratulate yourself for taking the first challenging step. You now have a professional on your team who can walk you through every step of the…

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What Happens When I Get Served Divorce Papers?

By Marvin Mendez, Divorce and Family Law Attorney, Principal Getting served divorce papers can be a daunting and emotional experience—especially if you don’t know they’re coming. In an Illinois divorce, if you aren’t expecting to be served, an attorney will reach out via email to serve you papers. If you…

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