How does my 401(k) get split in divorce?

By Joshua Stern, Divorce and Family Law Attorney When dissolving a marriage, dividing your retirement account is one of the many financial decisions you and your spouse will make. Like other wealth and assets, your 401(k) is marital property and will be split during your divorce. While it can be…

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Joshua E. Stern Featured in New York Magazine

We’re excited to share that our partner Joshua E. Stern was recently featured in New York Magazine—answering a question our team receives from stay-at-home moms all the time: If you’re a stay-at-home parent and your spouse walks out on you, what do you do? Josh assures parents not to panic:…

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Love in the Time of COVID-19

By Marvin Mendez, Divorce and Family Law Attorney Over the past two years of living in a pandemic, our team at Stern Perkoski Mendez has seen some major changes in marriages—and the way couples handle their finances and conflict. The increased stress has led couples to reflect on their relationships…

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Grandparent Visitation in Illinois

By Evan Compton, Divorce and Family Law Attorney When a couple with children goes through a divorce, parenting time and decision-making authority are two of the biggest concerns. Depending on how the marriage is dissolved, it’s possible that other relationships in the children’s lives will be affected—including those with their…

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My Divorce Was Just Finalized. What’s Next?

By Amy Silberstein, Divorce and Family Law Attorney You just received your Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage. What now? Before you throw it in a filing cabinet never to be looked at again, it’s important to prepare a few additional things first. Although negotiations have ended and you and your…

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