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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.

Busting Myths About Uncontested Divorces

January 16, 2024

When Nothing Needs to be Fought, Why Have a Lawyer?

January 9, 2024

Why You Should Not Necessarily Choose the Attorney Closest to You for Your Divorce

November 7, 2023

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

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Division of Property in Divorce: Agreeing Before Litigation Saves Money

November 3, 2023

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 propertyno matter how you categorize it in your life.

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You Can Appeal but The Appeals Process is Not Like the Trial Process

October 23, 2023

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?

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The Benefits of an Uncontested, Amicable or Agreed Divorce

October 22, 2023

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…

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Adam Wainwright’s Last Pitch and My Last race, Part 2

October 6, 2023

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…

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Adam Wainwright’s Last Pitch and my Last Race, Part 1

September 29, 2023

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…

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How Expensive is a Divorce? And How long Does it Take?

September 26, 2023

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.

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Why I chose to only handle divorces

September 21, 2023

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.

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