Month: October 2018

What 10 Famous Celebrity Splits Can Teach You About Divorce from a Chicago Divorce Lawyer

This is an interesting read about what famous celebrity splits can teach you about divorce, as published in Divorce Magazine online by Olivia Ryan in April, 2018. “There is no such thing as an easy breakup between the husband and wife. Unfortunately, divorce is a widespread category as some 50% of marriages in the United […]

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By Jennifer Ward | October 30, 2018 | General | 0 Comments

Chicago Divorce Lawyer asks, “Is Illinois the proper place to file your custody case (now known as allocation of parental responsibilities)?”

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) was adopted by Illinois in 1979, which attempted to resolve jurisdictional competition between states, discourage forum shopping, and protect the children’s best interest. It required a two-step analysis to resolve jurisdictional disputes. First, the state court had to resolve if it was the “home state” of the child […]

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By Jennifer Ward | | General | 0 Comments

Where Do I File For Divorce? A Chicago Divorce Lawyer answers that question…and more

Is Illinois the proper State for your divorce case? If so, how do you determine what County to file a divorce case? These are issues of jurisdiction and venue, both of which impact where a divorce case filing should and could take place. In regards to jurisdiction, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act […]

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By Jennifer Ward | | General | 0 Comments

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