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How to Minimize the Effects of Divorce on Children

While no couple enters into marriage expecting it to end in divorce, 20 percent of first marriages end in divorce within five years, and 48 percent of first marriages end in divorce within twenty years. Despite its commonality, divorce is an emotionally charged process for the entire family. Unlike adults,…

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Should I Go To Mediation?

I Lose Money Every Time I Send A Case To Mediation. Here’s Why I Keep Doing It. My office does not offer mediation. While I often help clients negotiate their cases from start to finish, I frequently encourage many clients to attend mediation. Simply put, this is work that I…

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Where Will My Divorce Be Filed (In Cook County)

Understanding the organization of the Courts and where to file, although a necessity, can seem daunting at first. However, in Cook County, the court structure is relatively straightforward, with six different municipal court venues. It is necessary to file within the correct municipal court in order to avoid delays and…

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D U Want To Learn About Family Law?

Divorce University is a bi-annual seminar hosted and produced by the Lilac Tree. The event is produced for women in all stages of the dissolution process and will cover a broad swatch of issues. I am a big fan of the Lilac Tree and cannot say enough good things about…

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