The Chicago Family Law Blog

January 2014 Archives

5 Ways Divorce Mediation Can Keep You Out of Court

A growing number of couples are turning to divorce mediation before heading to court in an effort to save time and money in an otherwise expensive divorce process.

If the mediation process works, then you're all set. If it doesn't, you can still go back to court to resolve any outstanding issues.

Here are five issues that can be decided ahead of time in a successful mediation:

Gay Married in Illinois: 3 Legal Tips

A mere month ago, Illinois became the 16th state to allow gay marriage. With 2014 upon us, same-sex couples in Illinois are now waiting with baited breath for June 1, when the bill becomes effective and couples can at long last say "I do."

Here are three legal tips for soon-to-be gay married couples in Illinois: