Category Archives: Divorce

Divorces involving spouses in foreign countries often complicated

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Most Chicago area residents who have been through a divorce with a spouse residing in the area would agree that it is rarely an easy venture. Imagine then, just how complicated things can be when one of the spouses is a citizen of, and lives in, another country. When the marriage has not produced any children, the split is usually fairly straightforward. When children are involved however, by far, the most contentious issue for couplesContinue reading

Modern divorce going electronic with spy gear

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. Some participants in divorce actions may be increasing the already-high trauma level by employing high tech spying devices. Divorce and high tech are not necessarily a perfect match in Chicago or anywhere else. Using electronic spy gear to collect “evidence” of an affair or similar transgression is not legal in many jurisdictions. Take the case of a Minnesota man, who installed spy apps on his spouse’s cell phone and computer, while also attaching a GPS deviceContinue reading

Divorce as a career booster or career killer

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Friday, July 27, 2012. Did you know that a painful divorce can accelerate your career? Are you aware that a contentious divorce can also prove to be a career killer? Family law attorneys and mediators in Chicago agree that either result may occur. Compounding the stress and trauma of a painful divorce, employers are often subpoenaed for records, interrogatories, depositions, or trial appearances. When this happens, you might helplessly watch your chances for promotion slipping away, along with your formerly advancingContinue reading

Increased financial and emotional pain with second divorces

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Friday, July 20, 2012. Divorced residents of Chicago likely understand how traumatic the process can be. Contrary to the assumptions of those who’ve avoided the process, a second divorce is not any easier on the participants. There is evidence that the financial and emotional pain actually increases. Unless you adopt the approach of many celebrities, “keep doing it until you get it right,” the pain of your first divorce doesn’t serve as an aid should you face a second one. There are understandableContinue reading

Divorcing parents might consider the collaborative approach

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Friday, July 13, 2012. To many throughout the Chicago area, the first thought when the word divorce is uttered is that it is a long, acrimonious process. There is of course good reason for this assumption-for many it is the way the divorce unfolds. Of course, this is not the way it has to be. More and more today divorcing couples are choosing the route of collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorce is the process of ending a marriage in a manner thatContinue reading