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Child Support Arrearage and Your CARES Act Stimulus Check

April 3rd, 2020 by

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act for short. […]

Coping With The Stress of The COVID-19 Virus

April 2nd, 2020 by

Contributed by Associates in Professional Counseling Life has changed as we have known it – and fast. The COVID 19 […]

Pick Your Battles and Fight Fairly

April 1st, 2020 by

Conflict and disagreements are bound to happen in any relationship and within a family.  Being confided in your home, with […]

Child Support in Illinois – It’s Not What It Used to Be

March 30th, 2020 by

Prior to July 1, 2017, child support in Illinois used to be calculated as a percentage of the non-custodial parent’s […]

Caring for Our Senior Community

March 28th, 2020 by

As we know, the senior community is one of the most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many seniors cannot […]

Keeping the Faith

March 27th, 2020 by

At first, the spread of COVID-19 was isolated in the far East. Business had carried on as usual and some […]

Tips for Working at Home During Quarantine

March 25th, 2020 by

With the enactment of Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-10, many of us are now working from home when we have […]

Special Issues for Children with Special Needs During The Pandemic

March 23rd, 2020 by

The special concerns are never-ending for families with children with special needs.  This pandemic is no different.  As stay-at-home orders […]

How You Can Help Small Business & Feed Your Family During the COVID-19 Crisis

March 21st, 2020 by

During these uncertain times, many restaurants are offering takeout, delivery and curbside service to help in surviving this crisis.  Other […]

Budgeting During a Crisis—Tips to Help Financial Stability Amid COVID-19

March 19th, 2020 by

With the COVID-19 national emergency, there’s been a lot of talk of self-quarantining for a minimum of two weeks, and […]

Protecting Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 12th, 2020 by

Contributed by: Sue Denk, Psy. D, LCPC Human beings like certainty.  We are hard-wired to want to know what is […]

FMLA for Parents of Children with Special Needs

February 13th, 2020 by

Sometimes it feels like the doctor appointments, therapy appointments, meetings, and the like are never-ending when you have a child […]

Understanding the details of your divorce decree

February 5th, 2020 by

When you’re wrapped up in the emotion of a divorce, your eyes might glaze over to the details. At the […]

Separate Your Assets When Considering Divorce

November 27th, 2019 by

If you and your spouse have separated in contemplation of divorce, it’s prudent to take stock of many areas in […]

3 Steps in the Illinois Divorce Process

November 21st, 2019 by

Starting a divorce proceeding feels like beginning any difficult task — you simply want it to be over as quickly […]

How Divorce Differs from Annulment (Invalidity of Marriage)

November 15th, 2019 by

Divorce and Annulment (invalidity of marriage) are distinct legal determinations that sever marriages in different ways. In Illinois annulment is […]

How to calculate Illinois spousal support in 2019

October 16th, 2019 by

Spousal support, which is known to many people as alimony, is payment made from one former spouse to the other […]

What are the Benefits of an Illinois Prenuptial Agreement?

September 12th, 2019 by

Though we mostly hear about “prenups” in tabloids and on TV, you don’t need to be a celebrity to sign […]

Cohabitation Agreements to Protect a Couple’s Interests

August 28th, 2019 by

If you’re in an unmarried but serious relationship, setting out a cohabitation agreement could be one of the most important things you and your partner do together.

New Pet Custody Law Further Protects Pets During Divorce

August 19th, 2019 by

Pets in Illinois recently gained an extra layer of protection against mistreatment, with help from legislation passed by the state […]

How to Write a Promissory Note For Personal Loans

July 30th, 2019 by

It feels good to help a family member or friend by loaning them money, especially if they’re facing eviction, repossession […]

What Family Law Attorneys Should Do For You

June 3rd, 2019 by

What Family Law Attorneys Should Do For You More than any other type of legal practice, family law attorneys and […]

Rebuilding Trust with Children After an Affair

March 14th, 2019 by

Rebuilding Trust with Children After an Affair Parents spend a good amount of time trying to keep their children from […]

Protect Yourself From Threatening Behavior in a Relationship

July 11th, 2018 by

There’s no single template for a violent or abusive relationship. Anyone can fall victim to domestic violence or threatening behavior […]

Tips For Moving On After a Divorce

February 22nd, 2018 by

You’ve probably asked yourself, “Will I ever get over my divorce?” Divorce often may feel like an end to a […]

The Illinois Divorce Process

January 31st, 2018 by

Marriage, from a legal standpoint, is a civil matter — and so is divorce. The state of Illinois grants both […]

College Expense Contributions for Divorced Families

December 12th, 2017 by

College Expense Contributions for Divorced Families With the sweeping changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, effective […]

The Epidemic of Bullying

September 19th, 2017 by

Bullying is a multi-layered cross-cultural plague. Our children are like little sponges, but with limited ability to filter and differentiate […]

Reconciliation Using the Gottman Method

August 23rd, 2017 by

What is The Gottman Method of Couples Therapy? The Gottman Method of Couples Therapy is based upon 38 years of […]

Real Estate and Divorce

July 27th, 2017 by

The divorce process is difficult. An issue that can further complicate the divorce process is if what happens to the […]

Bullying 101

July 5th, 2017 by

Bullying 101 When most people hear the term “bullying”, they can relate this experience to something that has happened to […]

Debt To Income Ratio

June 5th, 2017 by

Debt To Income Ratio When applying for a mortgage, you’ll hear a great deal about your debt-to-income ratio. This is […]

Repairing Credit Prior to Purchasing

May 15th, 2017 by

Repairing Credit Prior to Purchasing Credit repair is no small feat, but remember – it’s possible, although it could take […]

Give Mom a Gift to Help Her Financial Future

May 9th, 2017 by

Give Mom a Gift to Help Her Financial Future With Mother’s Day around the corner, you might wonder if you […]

Stepparenting 101

May 2nd, 2017 by

Stepparenting 101 5 Tips To Prepare You To Step In With the formation of a stepfamily, it is more than […]

Financial Tips for Newly Single Women

April 10th, 2017 by

Financial Tips for Newly Single Women Within a marriage, a man and a woman’s financial circumstances are generally pretty much […]

Choosing a Mortgage Lender

April 7th, 2017 by

Shopping for a lender can seem like a daunting task, but the good news is that you probably already have […]