Helpful information to assist you in making the best decision for you and your family.

  • When Should you Review your Estate Plan?

    It is essential that estate plans be updated whenever there has been significant change in your life, a change in the law, or a significant amount of time has passes since the plan was put in effect. If any of the following situations have occurred since theRead More

  • Adapting to Summer Co-Parenting during COVID-19

    As the summer of 2020 heats up, parents are faced with a challenging environment during COVID-19. Many parenting agreements make a provision for extra parenting time during the summer months, and many families have the long-standing tradition of sending the kids to summer camps or goingRead More

  • Allocation of Parental Responsibility in Illinois

    In Illinois, allocation of parental responsibility and parenting time (formerly child custody) is governed by two different laws. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (“IMDMA”) applies if the parents are divorced or in the process of divorcing, and the Illinois Parentage Act appliesRead More


    Our current COVID-19 environment has led to the enactment of tax-related benefits at both the state and federal levels; however, the specifics of those benefits have our office wondering how they will be rolled out over time. We reached out to one of our trustedRead More

  • Handling the Holidays During Divorce

    Going through a divorce is stressful and difficult at any time of the year, but it can feel particularly taxing as the holiday season approaches. Here are some tips on how to navigate the holiday season during a divorce or separation process, while minimizing stressRead More

  • Pet Custody in Illinois Divorce

    Due to the rise in couples foregoing having children and instead deciding to become “pet” parents, it has become more common for couples going through divorce to want to set forth clear provisions for the allocation of their pet. Illinois has recently enacted a statuteRead More

  • Changing Your Name After a Divorce In Illinois

    There are two different avenues to change your name. The first is through a petition to the court and the second is as a result of a marriage or divorce. There are many considerations to think about prior to changing your name following the finalizationRead More

  • Mediation and Its Role in Family Law

    What is Mediation? Mediation is a confidential process in which a neutral third party assists the parties in reaching a mutually acceptable agreement. Mediators do not advise, take sides or render a judgment. The mediator can meet, or caucus, with parties and counsel them individuallyRead More

  • Jennifer Guimond-Quigley talks Safe Boxes and Estate Documents with U.S. News and World Report

    Storing your will or trust in a safe deposit box may not be the best option for your heirs to access them. See what our own Jennifer Guimiond-Quigley recommends for storing these important documents in this article from U.S. News and World Report Click hereRead More

  • How to Pay for College During a Divorce

    With the increasing costs of college, it’s common for parents to take out loans to help pay for schooling. But what happens to this debt if parents split up? And how do divorced parents determine who will pay for continuing education costs? This all dependsRead More

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