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Do You Have to Be Separated Before Divorce in Illinois?

Unlike some states, Illinois does not require spouses to be separated before getting a divorce. While separation can be a part of the divorce process in Illinois, spouses don’t have to separate before filing for one. Instead, spouses who want to divorce can initiate the divorce process immediately. To get a divorce in Illinois, spouses […]

Child Custody FAQ

Child custody disputes can be emotionally intense in any separation or divorce. As such, it’s natural to have myriad questions about the intricacies of custody determinations, your rights, and how to prioritize the well-being of your child in Illinois. At the Law Office of Vogel and Mourelatos, LLC, our dedication to clients in Kane County, […]

Is It Time to Call a Divorce Attorney?

If divorce is on your mind, there’s a reason, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to call a divorce attorney. If you’ve done the soul-searching and have decided you need a divorce, it’s the right time to consult an experienced Illinois divorce attorney. Protecting Your Rights from the Start Once you’ve determined that you’re […]

Understanding a Parenting Marriage

In today’s evolving society, couples faced with the challenges of a deteriorating romantic relationship have an array of options beyond the conventional direction of divorce. One increasingly popular alternative is the concept of a parenting marriage, which is best explored with an experienced Illinois family law attorney. In this arrangement, the married couple mutually acknowledges […]

How to Protect Your Business in a Divorce

When you get divorced, assets and debts accrued during the marriage will be valued and divided equitably between you and your spouse. However, there are several proactive steps that you can take to protect your business assets before and after you start the divorce process.    If You Own a Business, Get a Pre or […]

Uncontested Divorces in Illinois: What You Need To Know Before Filing

When a couple decides to get a divorce, it can be a complex and emotional process for everyone involved. But in Illinois, couples can file for an uncontested divorce, which can simplify the process and help make it easier for both parties. Before filing, find out what you need about uncontested divorces in Illinois. What […]

Discover the Benefits of Mediation

When it comes to divorce, the process can be emotionally and financially draining for all parties involved. It’s common for couples to become embroiled in contentious disputes over assets, custody, and other matters. However, mediation is an alternative to the traditional divorce process that can help couples resolve more peacefully and cost-effectively. Mediation is a […]

How To Help Your Children Live in Two Houses

Divorce can be just as hard on children as it is on parents. Divorce can affect children in ways such as custody schedules, where they attend school, and even where they live. If your child will be living in two homes due to divorce, here is how you can help them cope: 1. Help your children […]

What Happens to The House in Divorce?

One of the most frequently asked questions regarding divorce is, “who gets the house?” Well, you and your spouse have three main options: 1. Sell the house and split the equity. Taking this option may seem straightforward, but it can be tricky. This option first depends on whether the house is marital property. There can […]