Thoughts, insights and information about the divorce process. Nothing here should be considered to be legal advice. If you need legal advice, you need to hire a lawyer.

  • Why You Should Not Necessarily Choose the Attorney Closest to You for Your Divorce
    November 7, 2023 at 7:30 PM

    Choosing a divorce attorney is a big decision. You want to find someone who is experienced, knowledgeable, and who you feel comfortable with. However, one of the most common mistakes people make when choosing a divorce attorney is choosing the one closest to their house or close to the courthouse

  • Division of Property in Divorce: Agreeing Before Litigation Saves Money
    November 3, 2023 at 11:30 AM

    Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process on top of it being a confusing legal process. One of the most important aspects of divorce is the division of property. In Illinois, property is divided equitably, which is not always split 50/50. The court will consider a number of factors when dividing property, including the length of the marriage, the contributions of each spouse to the marriage, and the needs of any children. As a general rule, if it was created in your marriage, it is probably marital property, no matter how you categorize it in your life.

  • You Can Appeal but The Appeals Process is Not Like the Trial Process
    October 23, 2023 at 5:00 PM

    Have you ever heard the phrase, “you can always appeal”? It is true but an option rarely taken. The process of appealing a ruling or decision is a legal right you have when you don't agree with the outcome of a court case. But what exactly is an appeal and how does it work?

  • The Benefits of an Uncontested, Amicable or Agreed Divorce

    Divorce is hard. Not only is it emotionally challenging, but the legal process can be long and expensive in some cases. One way to make things a bit easier is to consider if you and your soon-to-be-ex can agree on the outcomes. If that is so, the...

  • Adam Wainwright's Last Pitch and My Last race, Part 2
    October 6, 2023 at 6:30 PM

    To give some perspective about how fast 5:33 is for a 500, a mile is 1760 yards. Most people walk at a leisurely pace of about 3-3.5 miles an hour, and when they walk quickly, they walk about 4-5 miles an hour. In other words, if you walk at a slow pace...

  • Adam Wainwright's Last Pitch and my Last Race, Part 1
    September 29, 2023 at 2:30 PM

    Today, I am leaving the office early for three reasons: first, I am going to the Cardinals game. Second, it's Friday, and ever since the pandemic started, I have left early on Fridays. And I am leaving so I can have a long birthday weekend.


  • How Expensive is a Divorce? And How long Does it Take?
    September 26, 2023 at 9:30 PM

    Divorce is a difficult and expensive process. The average cost of divorce in Illinois is $13,800, but it can be much higher, depending on the circumstances. There are many ways to save money on a divorce, but not all cases are able to be done for less than the average.

  • Why I chose to only handle divorces
    September 21, 2023 at 7:00 PM

    As an attorney, I have made the conscious decision to only take on one type of case — divorce and family law. While many attorneys practice multiple areas of law, I have found that focusing on a single area has yielded immense benefits for my clients. While many attorneys practice multiple areas of law, I have found that focusing on a single area has yielded immense benefits for my clients.

  • What is Mediation and How Can it Save You Money?
    September 8, 2023 at 7:30 PM

    Mediation is a voluntary process in which the parties work with a neutral third party, called a mediator, to reach an agreement.

  • When is the Right Time to Get a Divorce?
    September 6, 2023 at 2:30 PM

    Getting a divorce is a big decision, and there is no easy answer to the question of when it is the right time.

  • What is Discovery During A Divorce
    August 30, 2023 at 5:30 PM

    It's not uncommon to feel overwhelmed when it comes to understanding the legal process of divorce. One of the more confusing aspects is the discovery process. But what exactly is discovery? Put simply, discovery is information gathering.

  • Celebrating Divorce: Why It's OK to Feel Happy
    August 25, 2023 at 7:30 PM

    If you're going through a divorce or just learned your divorces has been finalized, chances are you've had your share of tears, sleepless nights and worrying about what the future holds. But it's also perfectly normal to feel relieved and even happy about being divorced. After all, the decision to end your marriage wasn't made lightly – and now that it's done, you can move forward with your life in a way that was impossible before.

  • What to Expect During a Consultation with a Divorce Lawyer
    August 23, 2023 at 2:30 PM

    If you are considering divorce, one of the first things you will need to do is consult with an attorney. This consultation will give you an opportunity to learn more about the divorce process and if the lawyer is a good fit to help you with your divorce.

  • Divorce: Coping with the Emotional Rollercoaster
    August 11, 2023 at 9:00 PM

    Divorce is a major life change that can bring up a wide range of emotions, from grief and sadness to anger and resentment, and often, all at once. It is important to acknowledge and accept these emotions, even if they are difficult to deal with. Here are some of the common emotions that many have, and some tips to deal with them:

  • Agreements Outside of Divorce Papers: What You Need to Know
    August 7, 2023 at 4:30 PM

    If you are getting divorced, you know that there are a lot of details to consider. One important thing to remember is that any agreements outside of your divorce papers – even verbal ones – may not be enforceable. That’s because of something called the “Four Corners Rule” which applies to contracts. The settlement you reach with your soon-to-be ex-spouse is a contract so these rules will probably apply.

  • Digital Security During Your Divorce
    July 31, 2023 at 4:00 PM

    Divorce proceedings involve sensitive and confidential information that must be protected from unauthorized access. To safeguard your digital life, here are some tips about best practices and considerations to protect your digital privacy, especially when it comes to confidential information you are sharing with your lawyer. Here are some good ideas and practices to use, both now and after your divorce.

  • No, your friends and google do not know more law than your attorney
    July 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM

    When it comes to divorce, everyone has an opinion. From your sister’s dog-walker to your neighbor’s hairdresser, to Facebook and Google, and all the AI chatbots, it seems like everyone and everything has something to say about the best way to move forward with your case. While these opinions may be well-meaning, relying on them can be fraught with peril.

  • Will AI Replace Lawyers? Nope!
    July 6, 2023 at 12:30 PM

    I was asked idly by a non-lawyer friend if I thought AI would replace attorneys any time soon. The answer is no and here is why.

  • Where You Live Matters - When It Comes to Your Divorce
    June 27, 2023 at 2:30 PM

    Did you know that the place to file for your divorce might not be the same county where you got married? Yep - where you file your divorce is where you live now, which may or may not be where you said “I do”

  • Lawyers are Not Robots
    June 5, 2023 at 12:30 PM

    In the age of technology, it's easy to forget that lawyers are people too. They're not robots who are waiting by the phone to answer any question 24/7. They have lives outside of work, and they can't be expected to be available at all times.

  • 50/50 Plans that Work

    A divorce can be a complex and emotional time for everyone involved, especially children. Dividing assets and determining responsibilities can be overwhelming, but figuring out how to divide time with your children can be one of the most challenging aspects of a divorce. That’s why 50/50 parenting plans have become increasingly popular in Illinois, offering divorcing couples the opportunity to create a schedule that works for both parties without the harsh foundation of being a weekend parent

  • Missouri now has a presumption of 50/50 parenting (but Illinois does not)
    May 25, 2023 at 2:30 PM

    There has been a growing trend to give parents equal time with their children. Its not quite the law (yet) in Illinois, but if you agree with your soon-to-be-ex, equal parenting can be your reality.

  • The Importance of Flexibility in Parental Allocation
    May 22, 2023 at 1:00 PM

    When parents divorce, one of the most important decisions they have to make is how to allocate parenting time with their children. In Illinois, the law presumes that it is in the best interests of children to have a close and continuing relationship with both parents. This means that the court will generally order a parenting plan that allows both parents to have significant time with their children. While the plan itself has specific times when each parent is with their child, long term, flexibility is necessary.

  • The Best Interest of the Child and the Importance of Cooperation
    May 16, 2023 at 3:00 PM

    The best interest of the child is the most important factor that the court will consider when allocating parenting time

  • How to Decide Between Keeping Your Married Name or Choosing Your Birth Name
    May 12, 2023 at 7:00 PM

    When it comes to deciding your name after a divorce, there is no right answer. After all, you’ve been living with one name for years and suddenly you must make the decision whether to keep your married name or choose your birth or former name. How do you decide? Let’s look at the options and some of the considerations that come with them.

  • Pets and Divorce
    April 24, 2023 at 7:00 PM

    Pets are considered family members by many people - including by me. They provide companionship, love, and support. When a couple gets divorced, the question of what to do with the pets can be a difficult one. In Illinois, there are some laws governing the division of pets in divorce. However, the courts will consider the best interests of the pet when making a decision about custody.

  • Rapid Unplanned Disassembly: A Metaphor for Unexpected Divorce
    April 20, 2023 at 7:00 PM

    In engineering, "rapid unplanned disassembly" (RUD) is a term used to describe the sudden and unexpected failure of a machine or system. As of right now, that term is trending on twitter because SpaceX’s Starship exploded during launch. A RUD can be caused by a variety of factors, such as a design flaw, manufacturing defect, or operator error. RUD can also be a metaphor for divorce. When a marriage ends, it can feel like a sudden and unexpected failure. One spouse may have through they had a happy marriage but then something happens and the relationship falls apart.

  • Financial Infidelity and Divorce: What You Need to Know
    April 18, 2023 at 7:00 PM

    It's no secret that a major cause of divorce is financial infidelity. Whether it’s hidden bank accounts, undisclosed debts, surprise bills, or secret spending; all of these factors can put a serious strain on a marriage. And when the time comes to end things, financial infidelity can make navigating the divorce process even trickier. So, what should you do if your spouse is hiding money or trying to keep you in the dark about their finances. Here are some ideas to find hidden assests and debts,

  • Lawyers are not in the business of handing out free advice
    April 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM

    Divorce is a difficult and emotional process, and it can be even more challenging if you don't have the right legal representation. If you're considering divorce, you may be wondering why divorce lawyers cannot give free advice over the phone (and why you get told different things by different lawyers).

  • The Rise and Fall of the Standard Visitation Plan
    April 11, 2023 at 5:30 PM

    When a couple with a child or children decides to divorce or no longer live in the same house, they have to create a parenting plan as a part of their divorce. One of the most common parenting plans I saw early in my career was the so-called “standard visitation plan”. It is the common default plan that is chosen by the court after trial because it is easy to draft and fits the older model of one parent should be the home base for children. But it does not have to be your default.

  • Understanding Your Rights as a Step-Parent Post-Divorce
    April 7, 2023 at 6:00 PM

    Divorce is a difficult process for the entire family, and it can be particularly trying for step-parents who have been involved in their step-children’s lives. If you are going through a divorce, or recently got divorced, you may be wondering what your rights are when it comes to your former step-child. The Troxel v. Granville case is an important precedent that can help answer this question. 550 U.S. 57 (2000)

  • Why You Should Not Go to Law School
    April 3, 2023 at 5:30 PM

    Law school has long been considered a desirable career path - especially for those that like to debate. However, in recent years, the demand for lawyers has decreased, and the cost of attending law school has skyrocketed. This has led many people to question the value of going to law school and whether it is a smart financial decision - and it rarely is. So, here are some of the reasons why you should not go to law school:

  • Baseball helped me be a better lawyer
    March 29, 2023 at 8:00 PM

    As a divorce lawyer, I’ve seen my fair share of difficult and emotional cases. Navigating the complexities of the law can be challenging, but by drawing on lessons from my favorite pastime—watching baseball—I have learned that law, just like baseball, are both games of strategy, execution, and teamwork.

  • The Myth of the $500 Divorce: Why Cheap Isn't Always the Best Option
    March 24, 2023 at 7:00 PM

    Most people know that getting a divorce isn’t cheap. But some websites suggest that divorces should be suspiciously cheap—as low as $500, in fact. At first glance, this might seem like a great idea. Who doesn’t want to save money? But when it comes to divorce, you get what you pay for. Let’s look at why the $500 divorce myth is just that—a myth—and why hiring an experienced attorney is your best bet when it comes to navigating the complex process of getting divorced.

  • The Consequences of Not Telling Your Lawyer the Truth During a Divorce
    March 21, 2023 at 7:30 PM

    Navigating a divorce is never easy, and it can be tempting to try to cut corners or omit certain details in order to get the outcome that you want. However, it is essential that you always tell your lawyer the truth during a divorce. Not doing so can have serious consequences both legally and personally.

  • A Satisficing Divorce
    March 17, 2023 at 1:00 PM

    Divorce is a complicated and emotional process that can be both time-consuming and expensive. While the decision to end a marriage is rarely easy, it is often necessary for the well-being of both parties involved. However, the way that you approach your divorce can make a significant difference in the outcome by reaching a satisficing outcome. A "satisficing" decision is one that is good enough rather than trying to achieve a perfect outcome. Satisficing decisions and settling without fighting can be beneficial for both parties involved in divorce.

  • 10 Myths & Misconceptions about Divorces
    March 14, 2023 at 12:00 PM

    Divorce is one of the most challenging experiences anyone can go through because it is a death of your marriage. Apart from the emotional stress, there is also the legal process to deal with, which can be confusing and overwhelming. Unfortunately, there are many myths and misconceptions about the divorce court that can make the process even more challenging. Here are some of the untrue statements I have heard over the years

  • Why I Don't Represent Both Spouses in a Divorce
    March 10, 2023 at 1:00 PM

    One of the questions I am asked the most frequently is whether I can represent both parties in a divorce. The short answer is no. But why? After all, if two people are legally permitted to enter into a contract with one another, why can’t they just pick one attorney to represent them both? Here’s an overview of the reasons why I do not represent both parties in a divorce.

  • Navigating Life After Divorce
    March 6, 2023 at 8:00 PM

    Divorce is a difficult process. It requires making a variety of changes to ensure that your life is set up and running smoothly once the proceedings are finished. One of the most difficult parts is coming to terms with the change—and making sure you’re covered in every way possible.

  • Divorced in 30 days?
    March 1, 2023 at 2:00 PM

    I can sometimes make a super-fast divorce happen.

  • Online Divorce Forms Stink!
    February 24, 2023 at 9:30 PM

    Filing for a divorce is not easy and its not cheap. It can be an emotional and confusing time, and the last thing you need is to worry about legal paperwork. Unfortunately, a lot of people are turning to online divorce papers without understanding the complications or true cost that come with it.

  • What is Mediation (and Why do I have to Go?)
    February 21, 2023 at 6:30 PM

    Mediation is an alternative dispute process that is required when parents are unable to resolve disputes around parenting time (custody & visitation) or parenting responsibilities, such as medical decisions for the children

  • What is Parallel Parenting and is it Right for You?
    February 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM

    If you're a divorcing parent, you may or may not have heard of the term "parallel parenting." But what exactly is it?

  • Maintenance (or Alimony) in the State of Illinois
    February 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM

    When spouses divorce, maintenance or alimony payments may become a part of the proceedings. The name of the payment changed, but every experienced Illinois family law attorney knows it by several names: maintenance, spousal support and alimony.

  • Marital and Non-Marital Property in Illinois: Understanding the Differences and Why Sometimes, its Both
    February 10, 2023 at 7:00 PM

    When it comes to divorce proceedings, one of the most complicated aspects is property division. Illinois law distinguishes between marital and non-marital property and handles each type differently, although occasionally, property can occupy both categories. Understanding the differences between these two types of property is crucial to navigating the property division process.

  • You Should Hire a Lawyer For Your Divorce
    February 6, 2023 at 7:30 PM

    Getting a divorce can be a complex and emotional process, and having an attorney to help you navigate the legal system can be beneficial. However, many people think they can handle the whole process for themselves. If you are trying to decide if you should hire a lawyer. The primary benefit of having a lawyer represent you during your divorce is that they can ensure that all legal documents are correct and consistent with the laws in your state. This saves time, prevents any unnecessary mistakes, and ultimately makes for a smoother process overall. Additionally, since attorneys are often experienced in family law matters, they may be able to provide insight into certain aspects that you may have not considered before and help you consider ideas for your post-divorce life you had not thought of.

  • There is No Such Thing as a 'Simple Case' for a Lawyer
    February 3, 2023 at 3:30 PM

    When it comes to legal matters, the phrase “simple case” is often thrown around. But the truth is, there are rarely simple cases for attorneys to work on—and this can be a red flag to the attorney for those seeking help with their divorce. The reason? Questions rarely have simple answers when it comes to the law.

  • Divorce Without Assets? A Good Lawyer is Still Essential!
    January 31, 2023 at 6:30 PM

    When it comes to divorce, the most common piece of advice usually involves protecting one’s assets. But what if you don’t have any assets? Does that mean you should skip hiring an attorney? Absolutely not! Everyone has stuff that they want to keep after a divorce. Assets is the fancy legal term for your stuff. While may not have a lot of stuff, there are still plenty of ways in which an experienced family law attorney can help protect your future and make sure you get the best possible outcome.

  • Planning Your Divorce Now Before the Holidays of 2023
    January 26, 2023 at 10:30 AM

    The holidays can be a stressful time for any divorcing couple, especially if there are children involved. With January being divorce month, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you want to divide up the upcoming holiday season. Read on to learn more about how you can plan ahead and make sure that everyone knows the schedules for the holidays, has time to adjust, and heal before the major end-of-the-year holidays.

  • It's Never Too Late to Find Your Happiness: Divorce in 2023
    January 23, 2023 at 12:30 PM

    Every new year brings with it a chance for a fresh start. Is this your year to start fresh?

  • The January Divorce Phenomenon
    January 16, 2023 at 6:00 AM

    Why is January such a popular month to start on your divorce?

  • The ABCs of Open Enrollment For Health Care After a Divorce
    January 9, 2023 at 6:00 PM

    Navigating health insurance coverage after a divorce does not have to be a mine field

  • Filing for Divorce Early in the Year? Here’s Why It Makes Sense for Your Taxes
    January 3, 2023 at 12:00 PM

    It can be a better decision, tax wise, to get divorced early in the year so you are ready for the tax season next year

  • What Happens to the House in a Divorce?
    November 14, 2022 at 7:30 PM

    If you're going through a divorce, chances are one of the first questions on your mind is "What happens to the house?" Well, there isn't a simple answer because it depends on a number of factors, such as credit worthyness, if you have a mortgage, whether you want to keep the home or sell it, and whether you can afford to keep up with the mortgage payments on your own. Here's a look at some of the most common scenarios and what you need to know about each one.

  • How to cope when your spouse unexpectedly drops the D-word
    November 9, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    No one ever wants to hear the phrase "I want a divorce." But if you find yourself on the receiving end of those dreaded words, it's important to know how to react—both in the short-term and in the long-term. Here are some ideas if your spouse unexpectedly tells you that they want a divorce.

  • Dads Only Get the Weekends? Myths, Misconceptions and Truths about Parenting Plans in Illinois
    November 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM

    There's a lot of myths and misconceptions out there about parenting time and custody arrangements. It's time to set the record straight.

  • Adultery and Divorce
    October 31, 2022 at 8:30 PM

    Let's get something out of the way right off the bat: adultery does not have a special place in divorce proceedings. Many people believe that if one spouse has committed adultery, that spouse will face some sort of punishment during the divorce, but that simply is not the case. In the eyes of the law, adultery is completely irrelevant to the divorce process.

    So, if adultery doesn't have any bearing on the divorce itself, why do so many people believe that it does? Well, that's a complicated question with no easy answer. Here, we'll attempt to explore some of the reasons why adultery is often seen as a factor in divorce cases—even though it really isn't.

  • How to Save Money on Your Divorce with a Flat Fee Lawyer
    October 25, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    No one enters into a marriage expecting to get divorced, but unfortunately, it happens. If you find yourself in the situation where you need to get divorced, there are a lot of things to consider. Divorce can be an expensive process, but there are ways to save money. One way is by using a flat fee lawyer. Here's what you need to know about flat fee lawyers and how they can help you save money on your divorce

  • Does it matter what a horrible person my soon-to-be-ex was when the court looks at the evidence?
    October 21, 2022 at 8:30 PM

    In the State of Illinois there is one reason to get divorced: irreconcilable differences. The Courts do not consider reasons why the marriage broke down. Instead, the Court simply says, alright, its over, lets make it official.

  • Divorce Trials are Nothing Like Trials in Movies
    October 17, 2022 at 4:30 PM

    A divorce trial is considerably different than how it is protrayed in the movies or in TV Shows. They expose all the ugly and feel downright unfair.

  • Some Signs Your Marriage Might be Over
    October 14, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    There are some fairly common signs that your marriage is coming to an end.

  • How Much Does a Divorce Cost? (Hint: It's More Than You Think)
    October 10, 2022 at 11:30 AM

    No one gets married intending to divorce. But, as the old saying goes, "Sh!t happens." And when it does, it can get pretty pricey—especially if you're not prepared for it. Here's a short primer on how much a divorce can cost, both emotionally and financially.

  • The Pros and Cons of Searching For a Good Lawyer Online
    October 3, 2022 at 3:00 PM

    In this day and age, anything and everything is just a click away. That includes finding a lawyer that can help you with your divorce or any other legal conflict you may be having. While it might be tempting to just go on the first search engine and pick the first lawyer that comes up (which was probably me), this might not be the best idea. Here are some pros and cons of searching for a good lawyer online to help you make a more informed decision

  • Can you just send my paperwork to the judge so they can divorce me if my soon-to-be-ex will not sign?
    September 27, 2022 at 11:30 AM

    The short answer is no. The system of law we have here is one where both sides get a chance to have their case presented to the judge. Not everyone takes this opportunity, and some waive it, but it is the right of due process.

  • Can I get an annulment in Illinois?

    Annulments are possible for people not validly married in the first place

  • Should I hire a divorce lawyer even if my divorce is simple?

    Even if your divorce is simple, you should have a divorce lawyer help you.

  • Legal Separation or Divorce?
    April 4, 2022 at 9:00 PM

    For some people, a judgment of separation makes more sense than a divorce. However, there are differences between the two and they can affect you. For the purposes of this, a marriage and a civil union are treated as the same thing.

  • Why lawyers are not jerks for refusing to give free advice
    March 14, 2022 at 4:30 PM

    We just don't want to give you wrong advice that hurts you.

  • Do I really have to give half my retirement to my soon-to-be-ex?
    March 8, 2022 at 9:30 PM

    Maybe...If you or your soon-to-be-ex added money ot a retirment account during marriage, then it could be divided. If you can reach agreements outside of court amicably, then you control if your retirement is divided.

  • How is child support determined
    February 24, 2022 at 1:30 PM

    Child support is determined by law. The calcualtions take into account the time you spend with your child.

  • I want to hire the best attorney
    February 17, 2022 at 7:30 PM

    Most attorney rankings are marking gimmicks, so I gave my self a trophy

  • Some Additional Starting Ideas
    February 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM

    Some ideas on where to start your discussions with your soon-to-be-ex

  • How to tell your child or children you are getting divorced
    January 11, 2022 at 1:30 PM

    Ideas on how to tell your children before you start the process

  • If I get therapy is the Court going to hold it against me?
    January 3, 2022 at 10:00 PM

    If you need mental health help, do no let your divorce prevent you from seeking it

  • Celebrating Christmas and other Holidays when you share time with your kids
    December 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Holidays do not have to be a battlefield

  • Is it all marital property?
    October 20, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    If you are married, the answer is, likely yes

  • Is there a difference between a simple divorce and no contested or uncontested one?
    August 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Short answer: No. There is no difference between a simple divorce and an uncontested one. In Illinois, the law has changed dramatically concerning divorces since I became a lawyer. When I first starting practicing, there were several grounds (reasons) f...

  • HIPAA and non-medical businesses
    May 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    Business can check vaccine status without violating HIPAA

  • What is an amicable divorce?
    May 18, 2021 at 8:00 PM

    Being open to discussions can save you tons of money

  • Diivorce attorneys are too jaded to be judgy
    April 4, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    Telling your attorney the truth is not going to get you judged

  • In- person appointments
    March 3, 2021 at 8:30 PM

    When I might begin seeing people in person

  • Law Cats and Cats practicing law
    February 10, 2021 at 8:00 PM

    The twitterverse was afire yesterday of the attorney who appeared in a Texas Court as a cat. He had to assure the Court he was not a cat. The hearing was on Zoom and highlighted how an older attorney was very uncomfortable being on a computer and could ...

  • Divorcing in 2021 might affect your taxes next year
    February 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    What your standard deduction is depends on your marital status on December 31.

  • I am now offering negotated, non-litigated divorces
    January 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    When the other side has a lawyer but we all agree to work through the case without the court's help

  • What is the difference between online divorce papers and a lawyer doing them for me?
    December 9, 2020 at 7:30 PM

    The difference between do-it-yourself divorce papers and a lawyer drafting your divorce

  • Divorces are divorces, or are they?
    November 9, 2020 at 9:30 PM

    Why someone familiar with the Metro East practice of law only handles work there.

  • The choices we make, or, why choosing to settle is usually better
    October 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM

    Let's say you are a perfectly normal middle-class family living outside St. Louis. You have a perfectly normal house, car, job, retirements, debts and a spouse you are done with. This is the reality of about 3,500 metro-east families every year. L...

  • Why I have chosen to turn down most litigation
    October 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    As Covid-19 continues, the Courts in Illinois have reopened. Some are zoom only, some are in-person, some are a hybrid of the two. I am immunocompromised and I have chronic migraines, which can be triggered when things are too tight around my head, pull...

  • Why maybe the best answer is I don’t know
    April 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    I am telling people I don't know a lot more than I used to