Legal Separation or Divorce? Know Your Options

Even if you believe that your marriage is over and irreparable, leaving your spouse and pursuing a divorce can be difficult to do. However, divorce is not your only option: legal separation is an alternative. What Is Legal Separation? Unlike a divorce–which completely...

Asset Division in a Divorce

While there are many reasons why a divorce can be contentious, one of the most disputed issues when parties are parting ways is that of asset division. In many cases, both parties feel as though they’re entitled to certain assets, leading to fighting over who gets...

Can I Suspend Overnight Visits?

If you are a divorced or separated parent in Illinois and your child spends the majority of his or her time with you, it is also likely that the child spends a fair amount of time with their other parent, too. This is because courts favor both parents being involved...

How Does a DCFS Investigation Affect Parenting Time?

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is the agency that is responsible for the investigation of any allegations of child abuse or neglect. While DCFS does not typically get involved in a standard child custody case during a divorce or...