"During this COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to provide collaborative family law services for divorce, post-decree, pre and postnuptial, and parentage matters. All negotiations are done outside of the court process and we are able to have these collaborative settlement meetings virtually, through audio/video meeting technology. This allows us to abide by the Federal and State guidelines for "social distancing" while continuing to move your case to full and final resolution. In addition, courts in the Chicago metropolitan area are now operating through a combination of in-person and virtual court proceedings, depending on the county. After a few months of delays, we are now able to move court cases forward. Of course, as always, we continue to provide free initial consultations, which can be performed virtually using audio/video technology. We look forward to serving you soon." -- Lawrence Manassa

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Enforcement or Modification of Divorce Judgments

divorce judgments

What can you do if your ex suddenly stops paying child support or is falling behind on spousal support payments? What about if your ex refuses to honor the terms in the parenting time plan? When this happens, you may have a couple of options in the state of Illinois. You may choose to enforce…

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Splitting Stock Options in a Divorce

Splitting Stock Options

Dividing property and assets in a divorce is complicated and often messy. Both spouses may bristle at the thought of losing assets or part of their financial nest egg. In complex divorces, couples may own stock options. These options are often difficult to divide fairly and can be a major source of contention in the…

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How Long to Wait After Separation to Divorce?

separation to divorce

If you and your spouse are considering divorce, you may wish to consider a legal separation first. In Illinois, married couples have the option to file for divorce immediately on the grounds of irreconcilable differences or seek a legal separation. This law changed in 2016. Prior to 2016, Illinois couples had to live separately for…

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How is Spousal Maintenance Calculated in Illinois?

How is Spousal Maintenance Calculated in Illinois?

How is Spousal Maintenance Calculated in Illinois? – According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, there were 26,132 divorces and annulments in the state of Illinois in 2016. This was the fewest number of divorces in the state over the last several years. In Illinois, spousal maintenance is a component of most divorces. It…

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When Does Child Support End in Illinois?

When Does Child Support End in Illinois?

Divorce Involving Children A divorce involving children tend to be more complex as the divorce will affect many aspects of the children’s lives. To make the transition as least disruptive as possible, parents must make decisions about how the children will be raised, where they will reside, and how must time each parent spends with…

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