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What Happens to My House?

Posted by Gina Colaluca | May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Getting a divorce is a life altering experience whether you want a divorce or not. Every piece of property you own with your spouse, including your home, needs to be divided, either by agreement or by the court, before the divorce can be finalized. For many families, the marital home is the large...

Why Do My Kids Have Their Own Attorney?

Posted by Gina Colaluca | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Some people may be surprised to learn that the Court has the power to appoint an attorney for a child in a divorce or parentage dispute. However, the Court has the full authority to not only hire an attorney for the child, but to order the parents to pay for the child's attorney if they have the ...

What is Non-Marital Property?

Posted by Gina Colaluca | May 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pursuant to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, marital property is defined as “all property, including debts and other obligations, acquired by either spouse subsequent to the marriage, except the following, which is known as non-marital property . . . .” The statute then list...

Who Can my Ex Bring around my Kids?

Posted by Gina Colaluca | Apr 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Something I often hear as a family law attorney is “I don't want my ex to be able to bring him/her around my kid!” This person is typically a girlfriend/boyfriend, friend, or family member that the other party does not approve of and/or does not like very much. Oftentimes, parties will ask me to ...

The 3 Most Common "Types" of Divorce in Illinois

Posted by Christopher Holwell | Mar 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most people believe there is only one type of Divorce; each party gets a lawyer and they fight to the bitter end. Not True! Some divorces are bitter and each party will fight over just about everything but other divorces do not require this type of litigation. There are other types of divorce as ...

I've Just Been Served with Divorce Papers. Now what?

Posted by Gina Colaluca | Mar 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

You've just found out that your spouse wants a divorce.  Shortly thereafter you get served by the Sheriff with some paperwork you do not fully understand. This can be an extremely overwhelming and upsetting experience. Although the thought of a divorce will undoubtedly be an emotional experience,...

How Do I File for Divorce in Illinois?

Posted by Christopher Holwell | Mar 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

You must follow the proper procedure for your specific county. This is a basic outline for the procedure. You can contact our office for help and a free consultation at (312) 648-6115. Residency Requirement Divorce is commonly referred to as "dissolution of marriage". Illinois no longer has fau...

3 Great Articles About Divorce

Posted by Christopher Holwell | Mar 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

1.Best gifts for your divorced friends. 2.What happens to your health insurance after divorce? 3.What happens to all of your insurance after divorce?...

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