Posts by Larry Manassa
How to Help a Good Friend Through a Divorce
When you were younger, you may have spent a lot of time – and money – attending weddings. During later phases of your life, those same marriages that you joyfully celebrated may have changed quite a bit. Some of your close friends and family may even be in the middle of divorce proceedings. It can…Read More
Illinois Child Support Guidelines
When you share a child or children with another person, breaking up can be challenging. A major concern for many parents is whether they will receive – or be required to pay – child support. The answer to that question depends on several factors, including which parent has primary custody, the child’s needs, and the…Read More
What Is the Role of a Child Specialist in a Collaborative Divorce?
For many parents, their biggest fear about filing for divorce is how it will affect their kids. While divorce doesn’t have to be – and usually isn’t – traumatic, it is still a big change for most kids. For this reason, most parents want to minimize any negative impacts of divorce on their kids. During…Read More
Is Alimony/Spousal Support Mandatory in Illinois?
When you make the decision to get a divorce, there are usually a lot of uncertainties. You may not know who will get the house, how custody will be decided, or even how long it will take. If you earn less than your soon-to-be-ex, you may also be wondering if you will get alimony. Known…Read More
10 Tips for Divorcing a Narcissist in Illinois
Going through a divorce is never easy. It often takes a huge emotional and financial toll on both parties and their families. However, when your soon-to-be-ex is a narcissist, it can be even harder. Narcissism is a personality disorder that often manifests in a lack of empathy, attention-seeking behavior, and an inflated sense of self-importance.…Read More