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Collaborative law great alternative to resolving disputes in a divorce

No matter how uncontested the divorce, the process is always stressful. One way that may help mitigate the tension and anxiety regarding property distribution or child custody matters, for instance, is through the use of collaborative law methods instead of traditional litigation.

Court tosses spouse's objections to divorce in unusual case

An interesting story from another state raised questions of guardianship and divorce as well as the status of a marriage after one spouse has undergone gender reassignment. Guardianships and family matters may intersect more as the Baby Boom generation ages. The gender reassignment question is particularly enlightening for states like Illinois that do not recognize same-sex marriage.

Top 4 tips for your first post-divorce family vacation

Summer is just around the corner, and for many families in Illinois, this means vacation time is close at hand. However, if you have recently been divorced, you may be nervous about planning your first trip as a single parent.

Live long and divorce: 1 in 4 marriages fail for over 50 crowd p2

We are continuing our discussion from our last post about the increasing number of divorces among Americans 50-years-old and older. A later-in-life divorce poses certain challenges, especially with retirement planning. And, unfortunately, the trend away from spousal maintenance in Illinois and elsewhere can mean a dramatic change in circumstances for women who spent part or all of their marriages at home.

Live long and divorce: 1 in 4 marriages fail for over 50 crowd

It is no secret that the Baby Boom generation is nearing retirement. It is no secret, either, that the divorce rate among Americans age 50 and over is on the rise. Between 1990 and 2010, the divorce rate doubled for that population; one in four Boomer marriages failed. Welcome to the phenomenon known as "gray divorce."

Humphries-Kardashian divorce goes to trial in May

Just a few more months and the Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries marriage will be put to rest, if the judge in the case has anything to say about it. The parties will be back in court on May 6 for what most expect to be a three- to five-day trial.

Divorced mothers face low pay in jobs, discrimination

Recent studies show that women are still having a rough time in the working world. Women in Illinois and elsewhere who go through a divorce, especially those who are mothers, face low wages and discrimination in the workplace. This is despite the fact that households in this country are increasingly dependent on the income working women bring in.

Another celebrity divorce highlights difficulties of getting along

While for many Illinois residents it may seem that celebrities remain in the news due to what many would consider overly dramatic lives, or perhaps just overly scrutinized lives, America just can't seem to get enough of celebrity divorces. Unfortunately for most that have gone through the process, the celebrity version is not that far off from real life, only perhaps with the exception of the money and assets involved.

Kelly Hildebrandt is divorcing Kelly Hildebrandt

Illinois residents may have heard about the famed same-name couple of Kelly C. Hildebrandt and Kelly K. Hildebrandt. Both were given the name Kelly Hildebrandt at birth, and they gained notoriety after a whirlwind engagement and wedding. Now they are back in the news due to their pending divorce.

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