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Family Law – 2017 Year in Review

Collaborative practice codified It’s been used for nearly three decades in more than two dozen countries and every state in the U.S. But starting January 1, 2018, the interdisciplinary model of conflict resolution known as…

How Divorce affects Social Security

Social Security and Divorce

How is Social Security Affected by Divorce? According to Federal statute, Social Security benefits are not divisible in divorce proceedings, and therefore cannot be considered a marital asset subject to distribution. However, federal law does…

Pets in divorce cases

Who Gets Fido in your Divorce?

How Do You Decide Who Gets the Family Pets? Effective January 1st 2018, a new Illinois divorce law will let a judge decide who is the best parent for the family pet. Previously, companion animals…