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Dwyane Wade's motion to withhold visitation denied

Last week, NBA star Dwyane Wade agreed to pay his ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, $5 million in a divorce settlement after a five-day trial in Chicago. The settlement came three years after the couple's divorce was finalized by a Cook County family court.

Murdoch split shows complexities of high asset divorce

Last week, it was announced that billionaire Rupert Murdoch was filing for divorce from his third wife of 14 years, Wendi. Since then, the high-profile divorce has been a hot topic in the media. While some sources are predicting that the divorce will be highly-contested, others are guessing that the couple will settle the matter outside of the court system, perhaps though mediation.

When pet custody matters get hairy

According to the 2010 Census, about 70 percent of households in the United States have a pet, and many of these households consider their pets to be members of the family. For that reason, things can get hairy when a divorce or separation occurs and the former couple has to decide who gets custody of the dog or cat.

Money-saving tips to prevent your divorce from breaking the bank

We have all heard that divorce can be very expensive, but it doesn't always have to be that way. In fact, there are many money-saving techniques that can help cut costs during the divorce process, as a recent article from Fox Business explained. First, the article said that it is important to establish a divorce budget and stick to it. This will help prevent costs from getting out of hand when your emotions are running on high.

Money-saving tips to prevent your divorce from breaking the bank

We have all heard that divorce can be very expensive, but it doesn't always have to be that way. In fact, there are many money-saving techniques that can help cut costs during the divorce process, as a recent article from Fox Business explained. First, the article said that it is important to establish a divorce budget and stick to it. This will help prevent costs from getting out of hand when your emotions are running on high.

Illinois state assembly gives family law an upgrade

Ask any attorney about family law in the state of Illinois and they will tell you that it's not only long but complicated as well. It's been a source of contention for couples for decades, causing them further frustration beyond what divorce normally brings.

Why communication is so important before and during a divorce

With the national average of first marriages that end in divorce hovering around 50 percent, it's no surprise that optimistic couples in Illinois want to be the exception to the rule-beat the odds so to speak. But the sad fact of the matter is that not all marriages end happily ever after, and sometimes the only way to get your happy ending is to get a divorce.

If a spouse is incompetent, can a guardian initiate a divorce?

In Illinois, when an adult is found by a court to be incompetent to manage his or her own affairs, a legal guardian is appointed to do so. The person who has been declared incompetent is referred to as a "ward," and the guardian's legal duty is to act in the ward's best interest. So what should happen when a guardian determines it would be in the ward's best interest to get a divorce? Would a guardian have the right to file for divorce on behalf of the ward?

To divorce or not to divorce over age 50? Some considerations

This may or may not surprise you, but it's becoming increasingly common for people 50 and older to divorce after long-term marriages. It has become so common, in fact, that the phenomenon has been dubbed "gray divorce." Most often, gray divorces take place among those with grown children, but people on the verge of retirement and even retirees are also making the decision to continue on alone.

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