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January 2016 Archives

Learning to set boundaries during the divorce process

19246638_S.jpgWhether you chose to file for divorce or were blindsided by a spouse's divorce filing, once the divorce process has been set in motion; there's going to be a lot of changes that occur in your life. In addition to the general feelings of anxiety and worry you'll likely experience as you attempt to sort out matters related to child custody, finances and real estate; you'll also likely experience a range of difficult, confusing and conflicting emotions.

2016 signals changes to Illinois' divorce laws

8948599_S.jpgWith the start of any new year, change is a common theme. People often make resolutions to make positive changes in their lives. Exercising more, eating healthier and taking time to pause and enjoy life are all common New Year's resolutions. In cases where an individual is in an unhappy marriage, filing for divorce may also top one's list of resolutions.

How do military divorces differ from civilian divorces? Part II

33822199_S.jpgIn our last blog post, we began discussing the military divorce process and how a divorce involving an armed forces service member differs from a civilian divorce. Specifically we mentioned the importance of understanding the possible implications of filing for a divorce in one state vs. another and also an active service member's right, under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, to request an automatic stay in divorce proceedings.

How do military divorces differ from civilian divorces?

33822187_S.jpgAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of June 2013, an estimated 2.7 million people were serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, 1.4 million of which were designated as active duty service members. For the men and women who pledge to protect our country and put their very lives at risk, there are often many personal sacrifices.

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