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Moving into a new home due to divorce

The divorce process can bring up many challenges, from legal issues that raise questions and concerns to emotional hardships such as depression. Moreover, someone’s life may change in all sorts of ways when their relationship with their spouse ends. For example, they may not be able to spend as much time with their children, or they may need to move into a new home. Relocation can be tough, and there may be legal issues associated with moving as well (such as parental relocation).  We understand how stressful moving can be, especially for a person who is also dealing with divorce issues, but it is pivotal to be prepared for what lies ahead.

What makes a prenuptial agreement invalid in Illinois?

Prenuptial agreements are not just for the ultrarich or celebrities. If you have any personal or business assets you wish to protect, or if you wish to have control over how your divorce will pan out, you can benefit from a prenuptial agreement. That said, just because you draft an Illinois prenuptial agreement does not mean it is valid in a court of law. There are certain elements that separate a valid prenup from an invalid one. FindLaw details those elements in brief.

Simplifying your divorce

People often have negative connotations come to mind when they think about the divorce process, especially if they are preparing for a divorce or are already going through one with their spouse. To be sure, divorce can be difficult, even for those who are fully prepared and able to cooperate with their former partner. However, there are many different strategies that can be employed to make divorce easier, and we will focus on some in this blog post. Simplifying divorce is especially important for parents, those with a high net worth and anyone who is particularly concerned about divorce-related challenges.

Can you stop your ex-spouse from taking the kids out of state?

As a parent, you may have a difficult enough time as is saying goodbye to your children for the weekend, knowing full well that they will be safe and snug in their other parent's house across town. If an emergency occurs, you can be there in 10 minutes, 15 minutes tops, and if you cannot be there, your mom, dad, sister or other trusted friend can. That confidence goes out the window when your ex tells you he or she plans to take your kids out of Illinois for vacation.

Debt division in a divorce

For many people in Illinois, the mention of a divorce may conjure up challenging negotiations between spouses about how they will split up their marital assets. While this can definitely be a major part of a divorce, it is important for people to remember that they must also figure out how to split up their debts when they get divorced.

Keeping your emotions under control during your divorce

As your divorce begins, experiencing the emotional turmoil of your uncertain future is bound to become a prevalent burden. At Essig Law Office, we understand the challenges of getting divorced and are committed to helping people who are seeking a divorce in Illinois to get through the process as efficiently as possible. 

Parental alienation can be incredibly harmful for everyone

When parents in Illinois are staring down a divorce, the thought of how their relationship change will affect their own relationships with their children can be daunting and terrifying. In situations where a couple has vehement anger toward each other, parental alienation may be a very real risk. While it may not appear to affect anyone besides the children of the parents, this damaging "solution" to bitter battles can actually be incredibly harmful to everyone involved. 

Increasing the chances of a favorable custody decision

For many parents, a child custody dispute is one of the most stressful experiences they will ever have. After all, there is a great deal at stake and the outcome of a dispute can impact more than a parent’s life and emotions, it can also affect a child’s future. As a result, it is crucial for you to identify strategies to improve your odds of a favorable custody decision.

Mediation leads to a healthy divorce

If you and your spouse have recently decided to end your marriage, you may be dreading the prospect of appearing in Illinois divorce court. Fortunately, you have more than one option when it comes to settling the terms of your divorce. The American Psychological Association suggests mediation as an alternative to courtroom proceedings. We at Essig Law Office have been practicing family law since 1972 and find that mediation offers benefits for all involved parties. 

Emotional funeral service held for slain mother and children

Domestic violence is a prevalent problem that often goes unrecognized by friends and family of the victim. In fact, sometimes it can be so well hidden, that it is not until something seriously wrong happens that people learn of just how tumultuous a couple's relationship actually was. While there are stories of people in Illinois who have been able to successfully escape an abusive relationship, there are also tragedies when victims are unable to get away until it is too late. 

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