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All posts by: Tanya Witt

Marriage and Divorce in the Media

There is a show on television called “Married At First Sight” in which strangers are matched by relationship professionals. The show represents that the strangers do not meet or even know each other’s names until they marry. Then after a... Read More

New Statewide Financial Statement Coming in 2016

Whether you file for divorce in Cook County, Lake County, Kane County or another county in Illinois, one of the first steps after filing will be to complete a form in which you disclose your income, expenses, assets, and liabilities.... Read More

Major Changes to Illinois Divorce and Custody Law in 2016

There are major changes to Illinois divorce and Illinois child custody laws that take effect on January 1, 2016. Starting on January 1, 2016 we will not even use the term “custody” any longer. What was referred to as “sole... Read More

Chicago Divorce – Step Three

In previous blog entries, we have briefly summarized Steps One and Two in the usual Chicago divorce process. At this point in the Chicago divorce process, the parties will exchange financial disclosure statements. To have the best Chicago divorce process... Read More

Chicago Divorce – Step Two

In a previous blog entry, we discussed Step One in the usual Chicago divorce process. Of course, some cases may require different steps but this blog provides a general overview of the Chicago Divorce process. At this point, one spouse’s... Read More

Depositions in Contested Chicago Divorce and Chicago Custody Cases

Discovery is the process by which parties inform themselves of important information and documents, such as the other party’s financial statements. Discovery is used used to obtain information which can help a parent make a decision on custody terms. One... Read More

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s Divorce – A Legal Perspective

News sources have been commenting on how quickly the divorce between Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert was finalized. Sources indicate that their Oklahoma divorce was finalized quickly because they had a prenuptial agreement and they are following the terms of... Read More

Removing Children from Illinois After the Custody Judgment is Entered

Life may seem easy for parents once a divorce or custody case is concluded. The judgment is entered, no more court dates are scheduled, and the parents are exercising their rights as outlined in their final Custody Judgment. Oftentimes, one... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Gender Marriage

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it violates the U.S. Constitution to deny same-gender couples the right to marry. Marriage bestows a host of legal and financial benefits. Gay couples in all 50 states should now... Read More

The Best Chicago Divorce

The best Chicago divorce requires excellent judgment, discretion and a well-thought out strategy. It involves attention to detail and good timing. We are going to discuss timing in this post. Waiting too long before preparing and filing for divorce can... Read More