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Thoughts, insights and information about the divorce process. Nothing here should be considered to be legal advice. If you need legal advice, you need to hire a lawyer.

  • Why maybe the best answer is I don’t know
    April 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    I am telling people I don't know a lot more than I used to

  • Why I have chosen to turn down most litigation
    October 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    As Covid-19 continues, the Courts in Illinois have reopened. Some are zoom only, some are in-person, some are a hybrid of the two. I am immunocompromised and I have chronic migraines, which can be triggered when things are too tight around my head, pull...

  • The choices we make, or, why choosing to settle is usually better
    October 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM

    Let's say you are a perfectly normal middle-class family living outside St. Louis. You have a perfectly normal house, car, job, retirements, debts and a spouse you are done with. This is the reality of about 3,500 metro-east families every year. L...

  • Divorces are divorces, or are they?
    November 9, 2020 at 9:30 PM

    Why someone familiar with the Metro East practice of law only handles work there.

  • What is the difference between online divorce papers and a lawyer doing them for me?
    December 9, 2020 at 7:30 PM

    The difference between do-it-yourself divorce papers and a lawyer drafting your divorce

  • I am now offering negotated, non-litigated divorces
    January 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    When the other side has a lawyer but we all agree to work through the case without the court's help

  • Divorcing in 2021 might affect your taxes next year
    February 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    What your standard deduction is depends on your marital status on December 31.

  • Law Cats and Cats practicing law
    February 10, 2021 at 8:00 PM

    The twitterverse was afire yesterday of the attorney who appeared in a Texas Court as a cat. He had to assure the Court he was not a cat. The hearing was on Zoom and highlighted how an older attorney was very uncomfortable being on a computer and could ...

  • In- person appointments
    March 3, 2021 at 8:30 PM

    When I might begin seeing people in person

  • Diivorce attorneys are too jaded to be judgy
    April 4, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    Telling your attorney the truth is not going to get you judged

  • What is an amicable divorce?
    May 18, 2021 at 8:00 PM

    Being open to discussions can save you tons of money

  • HIPAA and non-medical businesses
    May 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    Business can check vaccine status without violating HIPAA

  • Should I hire a divorce lawyer for my simple divorce?
    July 15, 2021 at 5:30 PM

    Hiring an experienced divorce lawyer helps you avoid stress and future problems

  • Is there a difference between a simple divorce and no contested or uncontested one?
    August 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Short answer: No. There is no difference between a simple divorce and an uncontested one. In Illinois, the law has changed dramatically concerning divorces since I became a lawyer. When I first starting practicing, there were several grounds (reasons) f...

  • Is it all marital property?
    October 20, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    If you are married, the answer is, likely yes