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5 Things To Help Keep Your Relationship, and Your Love, Strong

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While the saying “love is all you need” is a very nice one in theory, in practice this is almost never the case. Falling in love is not a magical process that removes all uncertainty and doubt from your life forever, nor does it ensure that your partnership will always be perfect and strong. If […]


How To Help Prevent Your Spouse From Cheating?

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It can be difficult to maintain a happy and healthy marriage in today’s society. It almost seems as though people are more focused on infidelity than ever before, and concern about the issue has created panic in many a relationship. The important thing to remember is that healthy, happy relationships are far less likely to […]


When Abuse is Emotional

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When you think about abuse, chances are good that you are picturing physical manifestations of the issue. Bruises, for example, or black eyes are some of the indications of abuse that many of us recognize. What it less well known and acknowledged, however, is that abuse doesn’t have to leave any physical signs at all. […]


Divorce and the Holidays

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Getting divorced is never an easy task. Even when the split is amicable, there are bound to be a lot of emotions that come out during the process. This is perhaps especially true around the holidays. During a time when so many people tend to feel increased levels of stress without adding a divorce on […]


Workaholic Spouses & Divorce

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Work Addiction: Is It Really That Bad? One of the founding principles upon which American society rests is that if you put in a good day’s work, you will lead a good life. Work hard and always give it your best, in other, words. And if that means that you spend hours of overtime at […]


Some Signs Your Marriage May Be Failing

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The communication is gone. Some people are good at saying how they feel, and others aren’t. However, if there’s a lack of effort on one side or the other, it can be problematic. You stop talking or texting frequently, or your attempts to reach out go ignored. Your priorities have changed and you just don’t […]


2016 Changes To The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act

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In 2016 Illinois passed revisions to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Grounds for Divorce – The new 2016 laws changed the grounds for getting a divorce as well as the waiting period for couples wishing to end their marriage. As of January 2016 there will only be one single ground for the dissolution […]


Illinois Is A No Fault State When It Comes To Divorce

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What is a “No-Fault” Divorce? Basically a “no-fault” divorce means that neither spouse was at fault for the split. The no-fault grounds are pretty simple: irreconcilable differences have caused the breakup efforts of reconciliation have been unsuccessful reconciliation would be unrealistic and not in the best interests of the parties As of January 1, 2016, […]


Some Common Divorce / Family Law Questions People Ask

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If my spouse asks me to move out, do I have to move out? NO – you have the same right to be there as they do. If I do move out, it this considered abandonment? The short answer is NO! Contact us to learn more. What age can the children choose as to who […]


What Is Cooperative / Collaborative Divorce?

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Basically cooperative or collaborative divorce occurs when both parties work together to find an agreeable resolution. We all know what cooperative means. However, you may not know what collaborative means. By definition collaborative means – produced or conducted by two or more parties working together. If you want what is fair, do not want to hurt […]