Category: Family Law

Belleville Family Law Blog

People often associate prenuptial agreements with distrust. They feel like their spouse is already premeditating a divorce even before the wedding. However, prenups can help couples avoid divorce by fostering open communication and setting financial expectations. Your potential spouse trusts you enough to talk to...

Many people write prenuptial agreements (also called a prenup) before they’re married. A prenup is a contract that often works to safeguard assets if there is ever a divorce. However, prenups capture a moment in time, and you may find that your prenup no longer...

Making a prenup may be the first thing many people should do just before they marry. However, not everyone realizes that they can make a prenup, and some people may be pushed into forgoing one by their family or fiance. So what can you do...

Has anyone ever told you to “not be so emotional” when you’re talking to them? It may have just enraged you, especially if you are discussing something that is important to you. And nothing is more important than your connections to your life and your...

Children need all the protections that the state of Illinois can provide. This is especially true if divorced parents or absent parents complicate matters by being less available than other family structures. When it comes to divorce or orphaned children, an entire state department in...

Parents spend a lot of time worrying about the welfare of their children. This concern can become more than a passing thought during separation, divorce and other difficult life events that unduly affect children’s lives. But, sometimes, everyday threats to children’s safety can cause alarm...

It’s hard to admit sometimes when a marriage has neared its end. People’s feelings can change, and the practicalities of living together or raising children under the same roof may change as well. Illinois law allows for spouses to divorce with or without the full...

Parents will do a lot for their children. They will argue with school administrators for opportunities and go without so their children can eat well. Recently, it appears that parents will even give their children up, so they have a better chance at education. Several...

Once your divorce is final, you should turn all your attention to creating a better life for you and your children in the future. While it’s not always easy to co-parent, dedicating yourself to doing the right thing will ease your stress. Unfortunately, it’s easy...

Divorce will alter your life in many ways, including your approach to estate planning. You must consider what would happen to your children in the event that you pass on before they reach the legal age of 18, and your ex is unavailable or unwilling...

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