Tag Archives: DuPage Divorce Attorney

Preparing For Summer Co-Parenting

Though many children look forward to the fun, freedom, and activities that typically come with summer vacation, it can be a challenging time for both the children and the parents in divorcing or post-divorce families. Under many custody arrangements, children are with one parent or the other for longer stretches during the summer than during […]

A Fresh Start in the New Year

Typically, each new year brings a sense of anticipation and a fresh start. However, it may not feel this way for those going through or contemplating a divorce. In fact, the new year may create uneasy feelings and a concern about the future. Planning and forward thinking can make the process easier, reducing anxiety, stress, […]

Back to School Tips for Divorced Parents

The beginning of the school year can be a hectic time for any parent. However, the return to school can be an especially stressful time for divorced parents who have to balance their child’s busy schedule between two households. The following are back-to-school tips to create a smoother transition. Plan ahead for the upcoming year- […]

Divorcing in a Volatile Economic Market

In uncertain times, dividing the matrimonial pie is more than slicing equal pieces For couples contemplating a divorce, the volatility in the financial and real estate markets has created an impediment that has left many questioning how they will achieve future financial security while attempting to establish two households.  A common goal may be to […]

Planning Tips for Stress-Free Holidays

Parents facing separation or divorce can find joy in the holidays with proper planning A good plan is like a road map, and although members of families coping with divorce may be traveling somewhat different routes, it is possible to find joy during the holiday season if parents think ahead and carefully plan ways to […]

“Net Income” for Child Support Purposes

A common sense approach to the trend in Illinois law A frequent question for family law practitioners is, what is “net income” for child support purposes? The law on this issue has been evolving over the decades since the enactment of the child support statute, which defines net income as the total of all income […]

Confidentiality of Custody Evaluations

Cases involving the custody of children are undoubtedly the most difficult cases for family law judges.  Instead of dealing with objective numbers—calculating the value of a marital or non-marital estate by reviewing bank and brokerage account records, tax returns, applications for loans, and other objective documents, or determining the correct child support figure by ascertaining […]

Retaining Your Non Marital Property After Divorce

Most people contemplating or going through a divorce are looking to retain as much of their property as possible.  That property is divided into two classifications: marital and non-marital property.  Marital property in Illinois generally consists of property acquired during a marriage.  Illinois divorce law requires the equitable sharing of all marital property.  That means […]

Flash Point: Mandatory Interest on Unpaid Child Support Payments Effective May 1, 1987

The Illinois Supreme Court recently held that mandatory interest on child support payments became effective as of May 1, 1987.  The support obligor father had been largely delinquent in payments from 1992 through 2005.  He conceded that mandatory interest accrued beginning in 2000 (the year the IMDMA was amended to provide for mandatory interest on […]

Tax Filing or Fooling: Review Your Spouse’s Tax Forms

Among the annual rites of spring is the filing of your income tax return. In the majority of households, that means one spouse will simply ask another to ”sign here,” and the other spouse never looks at any part of the return other than the signature line.  However, the fine print right above the signature […]