If there's one thing that you and your spouse still have in common, it may be your intense love for your children. Divorce may put you at odds with one another and will only worsen your already-damaged relationship. When you find yourselves disagreeing about how you...
What happens when a spouse is excluded in an Illinois will?
On Behalf of Monika Blacha | Aug 27, 2021 | Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Family Law
Marriage is one of the most significant commitments two people can make to each other. This is why the passing of a spouse is so difficult, regardless of whether the two individuals were still married, cordially acquainted, or estranged. Therefore, an omission from...
Illinois family law and high asset divorce
On Behalf of Monika Blacha | Jul 31, 2021 | Family Law
A high asset divorce is a complicated legal proceeding where assets can include real estate, tax benefits, stock options, business interests, stock, deferred compensations, trusts, and more. In regions like Naperville and Joliet, divorce in this category can be more...
Domestic violence: The actions you need to take to protect yourself
On Behalf of Monika Blacha | Mar 29, 2021 | Family Law
Every minute, an average of 20 people experience physical abuse by an intimate partner in the United States. That means that over the course of one year, more than 10 million women and men are harmed by someone they are in a relationship with. This statistic does not...
Family law: Could a prenuptial agreement be right for you?
On Behalf of Monika Blacha | May 4, 2020 | Family Law
Couples in love usually end up wanting to share everything and if marriage is in the cards, that usually means the sharing of assets as well. Illinois family law has some tools in place for those individuals who don't foresee issues in their marriages, but who want to...
Family law: Virtual visitation for grandparents
On Behalf of Monika Blacha | Apr 16, 2020 | Family Law
Virtual visitation has become a thing for noncustodial parents. But how does that bode for Illinois grandparents who aren't close to their grandchildren distance-wise? This type of visitation -- also known in family law as e-visitation, electronic visitation or visual...
Art collections at stake in high-asset divorce
On Behalf of Monika Blacha | Feb 25, 2020 | Family Law
When people in Illinois decide to divorce, it can lead to significant financial changes, especially when both spouses are wealthy or own valuable assets. Two divorces among art collectors, with each couple holding hundreds of millions of dollars in valuable artworks,...
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