April 07,2021

Changes to Illinois Family Law

The term “custody” is no longer used in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. This change to Illinois law was made in 2016. Instead of using the word “custody”, the term “parental responsibility” is used instead. For more explanation on these updates to Illinois family law, or if you seek guidance throughout your… Continue reading Changes to Illinois Family Law

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March 25,2021

What Is the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce?

The largest difference between legal separation and divorce is the fact that in a divorce, the marriage is terminated. In this case, spouses can remarry if they wish. However, in a separation, the couple is still married under Illinois law. During a period of separation, couples cannot remarry due to this reason. Spouses may decide… Continue reading What Is the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce?

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February 09,2021
Car accident as a result of texting while driving

The Law on Texting & Driving

You may have seen the headline “Texting and Driving Constitutes a Moving Violation” in local publications. The Daily Herald’s headline goes further, claiming that “holding your phone at all” while driving constitutes a moving violation. That could not be further from the truth. The Electronic Communications Devices statute prohibits operating a motor vehicle on a… Continue reading The Law on Texting & Driving

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February 09,2021

Defuse High-Conflict Communication

Are communications with your ex high-conflict? Try the “BIFF” method. Craft your communications so that they are Brief, Informative, Friendly, and Firm, to help defuse hostile conversations. Learn more at: https://www.scmediation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/BIFF-Article.2014final.pdf

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