Get To Know Evan Compton

Evan Compton joined Stern Perkoski 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┬áIllinois Department of Children and Family Services, where he assisted in investigation of…

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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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Get To Know Amy Silberstein

Amy Silberstein joined Stern Perkoski in 2016 and practices exclusively in divorce and family law. As a child of divorce, Amy has a heightened understanding of the personal issues involved for both parents and children during a dissolution. Despite lending a sympathetic ear to her clients, Amy is a passionate…

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What does successful co-parenting look like after divorce?

Tips on how to make joint parenting work after separation or divorce Co-parenting after a separation can be hard. The relationship between you and your ex-partner can make parenting especially difficult. You may be concerned about financial security, child support, burned out by conflict, or worried about overcoming resentment in…

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Parenting Time and Visitation Schedules

Parenting time (occasionally referred to as visitation) can be one of the most contentious issues in family law. This is true regardless of whether the parents are divorcing or otherwise transitioning to two households. The idea of being removed from your child’s life is terrifying and crushing. The fear of…

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