Posts in category "Divorce Litigation in Cook County"

"Divorce Day Remembrance": Your New Anniversary

Here at ChicagoNow, we have an  event where we bloggers write  on a topic given to us an hour before we post.  Tonight’s topic is: Create a new holiday, or holidays, that you believe should exist. My nomination for a new holiday is “Divorce Day Remembrance”. Why? No one gets married to get divorced, right?  But... Read more »

Settling divorces in Illinois is about to get a whole lot easier!

Settling divorces in Illinois is about to get a whole lot easier! Going through a divorce?  Plus married for 20 years or less?  You might want to read this! Governor Quinn may be signing a bill any day now that will approve the use of a formula for determining maintenance [otherwise referred to as alimony].... Read more »

Chicago billionaires Ken & Anne Griffin are getting a divorce, but it doesn’t have to get ugly!

Chicago billionaires Ken & Anne Griffin are getting a divorce, but it doesn’t have to get ugly! Chicago billionaires Ken & Anne Griffin are getting a divorce, but it doesn’t have to get ugly! You would have to be living under a rock to not have noticed at least one story about this break up:... Read more »
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Chicago Divorce Events for April and May 2014

Here are several not to be missed Chicago divorce events for April and May 2014 If you have a Chicago divorce event, please send it to me at DivorceChicagoStyle@gmail.com In the meantime, if you are contemplating divorce,  in the midst of divorce, or know someone who is going through a divorce, you can find  helpful... Read more »

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Last night I attended the “Light Up The Lakefront” reception for  the October start of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Between Friends is an organization that helps [mostly] women and children escape domestic violence and to rebuild their lives.  Some people don’t make it.  This display on the... Read more »

What I Learned in Divorce Boot Camp

What I learned in “Divorce Boot Camp” today.  I have an Illinois law license which requires that I take so many hours each year of continuing legal education.  I tend to take those hours in either divorce  or taxation. [Readers, in case you have not read the "About the Blogger" section of this blog, I... Read more »
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Advice to My Children

Advice to my children: Advice to my children. Even though this is a public blog, I hope that you do not  mind that I am putting this here. After all, we can count on the Internet to be there when who knows if you will find anything amoung all my paper files?  This is  inspired... Read more »

Divorce Related Events for September 2013

Here are divorce related events for September 2013 that you may find helpful!  Please send notice about your event to me at DivorceChicagoStyle@gmail.com   Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm “Family Law Questions? We Have Answers” Daley Center, Courtroom 1905 The Chicago Legal Clinic sponsors this information session about family law... Read more »

Cathy Belmonte Newman Speaker at Divorce Financial Workshop on June 11

Cathy Belmonte Newman Speaker at Divorce Financial Workshop. Cathy Belmnte Newman will speak at a divorce financial workshop on June 11. I just learned that Cathy Belmonte Newman is going to be the speaker at tomorrow’s divorce financial workshop, presented by The Lilac Tree.  Cathy has helped hundreds of clients prepare financial affidavits for divorce... Read more »
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Divorce is No Laughing Matter....Or Is It?

Divorce is no laughing matter….or is it?  Divorce IS no laughing matter, but there are some humorous  aspects to the process and my experience.  I shared some of them with the ChicagoNow Blathering’s comedy night at the Laugh Factory  on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 with fellow bloggers and many friends and family. You can see... Read more »