Category Archives for Chicago Family Law Group

College? How will you pay?

Your high school student has likely received his or her college acceptance letters for regular admission. In divorce, post- divorce, or parentage cases in Illinois, the Court can order parents to assist their children with their college expenses. In previous posts, we have … Continue reading

08. April 2016 by Kelly Thames
Categories: Chicago Family Law Group, Child Support, College Expenses, Divorce, In the Courtroom, Mediation, Modification & Enforcement, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How to NOT Waste Time & $$$ in Your Divorce

  Here’s the trick: Eliminate the two-thirds (2/3s) of your case that are often TOTALLY UNNECESSARY. This sounds pretty simple doesn’t it? But like weight loss which is also pretty simple, it’s NOT EASY. But it is possible and I’m going … Continue reading

17. February 2016 by Peter Olson
Categories: Chicago Family Law Group, Divorce | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Dependency Exemption for Taxes: Are you maximizing your tax refund?

It’s that time of year, again: time to file your taxes. Are  you looking to get as much of a refund back as possible? One of the most desirable exemptions is the dependency exemption. Parents are entitled to a dependency exemption for … Continue reading

02. February 2016 by Kelly Thames
Categories: Chicago Family Law Group, Child Support, dependency exemption, Divorce, In the Courtroom, Modification & Enforcement, taxes, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

9 Most Important Changes to Illinois Divorce/Child Custody Law in 2016

Every year there are varying changes and usually ‘smallish’ changes to the laws that govern our fields of work, namely divorce and parenting rights/responsibilities cases. That’s what the legislators in Springfield do. However, effective January 1, 2016 the changes aren’t smallish in … Continue reading

09. January 2016 by Peter Olson
Categories: Chicago Family Law Group, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Paternity, Visitation | Leave a comment

Celebrating the holidays after a divorce or separation

The holidays can be joyful times for many, but for the recently divorced or separated, they can also be painful times, especially if you are spending it alone for the first time or the kids have to split their holidays … Continue reading

15. December 2015 by Kelly Thames
Categories: Chicago Family Law Group, Child Custody, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Mediation, Mental Health, Paternity, Uncategorized, Visitation | Leave a comment

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