Blog: The Divorcerer Speaks

Thanksgiving in November, Holidays in December, Divorce in January

The Divorcerer Speaks: Top 5 Tips to Prepare for the Post-Holiday Divorce Surge For many couples, waiting to get through the year-end holiday season to file for divorce is a last-ditch effort to get along through the holidays and have one last family celebration for the sake of everyone else.  If you are one of […]

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By | October 31st, 2016 | General | 0 Comment

Bird Nesting for Co-Parenting in Divorce

The Divorcerer Speaks:  Bird Nesting for Co-Parenting in Divorce What is Bird Nesting?  It is a co-parenting, child-centered method that allows the child to remain in the “family home” while each parent takes turns staying in the family home with the children when it is their parenting time.  When the parent is not in the […]

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By | October 17th, 2016 | General | 0 Comment

Legal Trend in Illinois Maintenance Laws, also known as Alimony and Spousal Support

The Divorcerer Speaks: Legal Trend in Illinois Maintenance Laws, also known as Alimony and Spousal Support Alimony.  Spousal Support.  Maintenance.  These terms are thrown around, often times, with very little understanding about the laws, applicability to each case and overall interpretation.  Being that the laws changed in this regard in Illinois, here is a summary of […]

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By | September 14th, 2016 | General | 0 Comment

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Divorce Attorney

The Divorcerer Speaks:  Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Divorce Attorney Often times, friends and prospective clients alike ask the question, “Why do I need to hire a divorce attorney?”  In these instances the parties are usually amicable and have worked out the settlement terms of their divorce on their own and feel like since […]

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By | September 9th, 2016 | General | 23 Comments

Divorcing and Dating “Top 7 Tips”

The Divorcerer Speaks: Divorcing and Dating “Top 7 Tips” Men and women in the midst of a divorce can attest that some of the hardest parts of divorcing is being “alone.”  There are windows of time, whether it be hours or days that the house is quiet when the kids are with the other parent […]

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By | August 29th, 2016 | General | 0 Comment

Back to School’s Top 7 Tips to Transition Back Into a Routine

The Divorcerer Speaks: Back to School’s Top 7 Tips to Transition Back Into a Routine For many families, back to school means the end of the summer schedule full of activity and long days and the beginning of alarm clocks, set schedules and daily routines of drop-off, school time, activities, pick-ups and homework.  These transitions […]

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By | August 16th, 2016 | General | 0 Comment

SAHD

The Divorcerer Speaks: SAHD SAHD Do you recognize this acronym or initialism?  If so, you know that we are talking about the “Stay At Home Dad(s).”  Whether due to modern parenting trends, downturns in the economy, the other parent being the bread-winner or the countless other reasons that a parent stays at home with the […]

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By | July 24th, 2016 | General | 0 Comment

Working the “Split Shift” in the world of modern parenting and divorcing

The Divorcerer Speaks: Working the “Split Shift” in the world of modern parenting and divorcing Many clients have unique work schedules, but a shift over the past few years includes more and more parents trying to squeeze in every bit of extra time with their children, however, it has become even more noticeable in the […]

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By | July 12th, 2016 | General | 0 Comment

When is it the “right” time to file for divorce?

The Divorcerer Speaks: When is it the “right” time to file for divorce? I am asked this question nearly every day and although I have had nearly 15 years in this business to cultivate the best answer, I often feel like I still don’t have one. The honest answer is that there will never be […]

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By | July 7th, 2016 | General | 0 Comment

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