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April 2020 Archives

MacKenzie Bezos' success with her high asset divorce

The stakes are high during divorce, and even seemingly small decisions can significantly influence the outcome. During a high asset divorce, a couple must seriously consider the implications of dividing certain marital property. MacKenzie Bezos apparently made a few key decisions that ensured her continued financial stability after her divorce from Jeff Bezos -- the founder of Amazon.

How do you decide a child's best interests for child custody?

Parents just want what is best for their kids, and that does not stop because of divorce. In fact, you might be even more focused on your child's best interests now. But what exactly are Illinois courts talking about when they say "best interests of the child?" While this can be up to interpretation, the court will look at some important factors when deciding what child custody arrangement is in your son or daughter's best interests.

Fathers can benefit from virtual visitation

Life as a parent is rarely easy, and things like divorce, new jobs and moving can make things infinitely more complicated. Fathers who accept new positions or jobs that take them several hours away, or even across state lines, may wrestle with how to balance their parenting responsibilities over bigger distances. Thanks to new and rapidly evolving technology, some dads are finding faster and easier ways to connect with their kids between physical meetings.

Handling retirement plans during a gray divorce

Divorce is not just for younger couples, and just because a marriage has lasted decades does not mean that it is invincible. Anyone of any age in Illinois may find him- or herself ready to end an unhappy marriage. But men and women who are 50 years of age or older face unique concerns, especially when it comes to things like retirement plans and certain tax changes.

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