Blog: The Divorcerer Speaks

Top 7 New Year’s Marriage and Divorce Resolutions from a Chicago Divorce Attorney

#1 Think before you speak #2 Be honest about where you are in your marriage (or divorce) and where you are going #3 Educate yourself on your finances #4 Build a support system to allow for more “me” time #5 Feel the feelings (cry, scream, contemplate, meditate) #6 Physical health is just as important as […]

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By | December 27th, 2018 | General | 0 Comment

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will impact your Chicago divorce in 2019 filings

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act brought about many changes for the 2019 tax return filing season that will impact your divorce. Reach out to the Chicago divorce lawyers at wardfamilylawchicago.com to ensure that you are on the right track for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2019 and review the following checklist (provided […]

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By | December 19th, 2018 | General | 0 Comment

Chicago Divorce Lawyer, Tania K. Harvey, of Ward Family Law, LLC is a leading and emerging lawyer being featured in The Daily Herald

WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC is proud to announce that Tania K. Harvey is one of the leading and emerging women lawyers who practice in the Chicago area that are being featured in The Daily Herald Business Ledger’s special issue, titled “Influential Women in Business.” Congratulations to one of our own for these amazing accomplishments. Check […]

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By | November 9th, 2018 | General | 0 Comment

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 | October 30th, 2018 | General | 0 Comment

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 | October 30th, 2018 | General | 0 Comment

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 | October 30th, 2018 | General | 0 Comment

The nice divorce IS the quick and fast divorce as shown by our team of Chicago Divorce Lawyers

An agreed, uncontested divorce can be accomplished in the right circumstances, with the right parties and the right Chicago divorce attorney or attorneys. If you are facing divorce, consider the benefit of reaching an agreement and what is necessary to accomplish it. The goal of the “agreed divorce” or “uncontested divorce” is for the parties […]

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By | September 5th, 2018 | General | 0 Comment

A Chicago Divorce Lawyer’s Uncontested Divorce Process

This information is an overview of the uncontested Illinois divorce filing process and a summary of the divorce papers that are typically filed with the family law or domestic relations clerk. This overview is not intended to be an exact step-by-step guide for those “do it yourself divorce” filers, due to the fact that many […]

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By | September 5th, 2018 | General | 0 Comment

Co-Parenting and Communicating

There are various online platforms for parental communication. I often recommend “Our Family Wizard,” as it is used by clients and the courts with great success. The program is particularly well-known in the family law community because attorneys and family professionals often encourage their clients to utilize the program in situations where the parents are […]

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By | September 5th, 2018 | General | 0 Comment

How to have an amicable divorce: Is mediation or collaborative law the answer?

After soul-searching and months of counseling or therapy, you’ve made the difficult decision to end your marriage. You want a peaceful divorce. You want the chance to remain amicable, if not friendly when the process is over. If you are both in a place where you can communicate, discuss and compromise then mediation or collaborative […]

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By | September 5th, 2018 | General | 0 Comment

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