The first time I learned what divorce meant, I was seven and a half. The year was 1955 and it was my first trip to New York City. My parents had dropped me off to stay overnight with my divorced Grandpa Eddie and his new wife Henrietta. The next day my divorced [...]
Using trusts to secure assets in the event of divorce – Written by Joseph M. Lucas & Associates, L.L.C.
Before people in Illinois get married, they can play an active role in managing their assets and properties to protect themselves and their financial future. The manner in which title to property is held can have a dramatic impact on property division when a divorce occurs. As part of this, it is [...]
One of the most complex issues in a Chicago divorce is that of maintenance (“alimony”). How much maintenance or alimony is paid? Is it paid temporarily or permanently?
If you are divorcing in Illinois, imagine you agree to pay your former spouse a fixed amount of maintenance so long as he or she [...]
While going through divorce is no walk in the park, as men seeking to be better men we can influence the dissolution process so that a more collaborative result can occur. We can begin to consider a higher context that will serve us, our children, and our soon to be former spouse in lasting decisions that effect everyone.