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10 Signs Your Marriage May Be Over

According to Your Tango these are signs that may mean your marriage may be over. Sex is boring and mechanical. Many problems and few solutions. Name-calling, insults, belittling put-downs, and personal attacks aimed at embarrassing and hurting a spouse are all signs of divorce. Anger Cheating Selfishness The need to always be right Kissing is no longer passionate You don’t talk like you used to Too little and too much money

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

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 you want a healthy and lasting relationship that will withstand the tests of time, then there are some tried and true things you should be doing. Remember: all good things take effort andContinue reading

Why You Should Hire a Family Law Attorney

No marriage comes with a guarantee of success. The hard reality is that, sometimes, marriages do fail. Irrespective of how much in love you were at the time you got married, circumstances and people can change with time, only to make you realize that you no longer want to be associated with each other. While you may be having a tough time coming to terms with the reality of such a situation, you know that the road ahead might involve legal intervention to finalize the process of separation.Continue reading

Same-Sex Marriage Legal in Land of Lincoln

This is a year of great change for same-sex couples in Illinois and across the United States. In June 2014, same-sex marriage finally became legal and paved the way for married couples of the same sex to generally enjoy the same protections and rights to medical, insurance, tax, and other benefits as opposite-sex married couples enjoy. While civil unions have been legal in Illinois since 2011, and many rights were gained at that time, couples now converting their civil unions to marriage licenses look forward to the possibilityContinue reading

Pet Custody and Divorce & Family Law

A Chicagoland man located in Carol Stream has asked a Will County, Illinois judge to let an arbitrator decide who keeps and gets custody of the former couples black lab dog. You can learn more @ http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-divorcing-couple-struggles-with-pet-custody-20140716,0,1160756.story. According to the article linked above, there has been a sharp rise in pets mentioned in divorce and family law cases in the past five years. When people split, it is common to divide property such as furniture, electronics and other household belongings. The issue is that pets are currently viewed inContinue reading

Fox legal analyst gives advice on prenuptial agreements

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Friday, July 26, 2013. As of 2011, Chicago’s divorce rate stood at 7.4 percent for men and 10.2 percent for women. As a result, some residents interested in getting married in the near future — or perhaps those who have been married and are now considering divorce — may be interested in learning more about prenuptial agreements and how they influence family law matters in Illinois. A recent segment on “Fox & Friends” may provide them with valuable insight. While discussing theContinue reading

Remarriage requires important financial decisions

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Friday, February 1, 2013. One of the hardest things about going through a Chicago divorce is determining how to handle money matters. But it’s not just a divorce that makes finances sticky. Getting remarried also makes money distribution more complex, and in some cases it can cause hardship for those who don’t take the time to do the math. A new spouse can change a lot of things that many may not initially think about. For example, those who were getting alimonyContinue reading

Settlement quickly reached in Maloof-Nassif divorce

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Another Real Housewives franchise marriage has officially ended, and once the process began, it proceeded to its end relatively quickly. The couple involved is Adrienne Maloof who starts on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and her husband, Paul Nassif, who is a plastic surgeon. The couple has three children together. The stage for this divorce was set this past summer after Nassif filed for legal separation from his wife of 10 years. Shortly after that filing things becameContinue reading