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Artists Share Insights on these 3 Strong Divorce Pop Anthems

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

There is no doubt that music is a powerful tool that can change our moods, minds, and, even sometimes, our hearts. Accordingly, when a person is facing a difficult challenge, a new beginning, or an unexpected turn of events, music can help take the edge off, motivate, and make us feel just less alone…. Read More »

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Man Sought Out Hitman to Kill Mother of Children in Heated Child Custody Battle

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

Perhaps nothing demonstrates the old saying that “sometimes fact is stranger than fiction” than the recent news story of a man who plotted to kill the mother of his children in a heated and intense child custody battle spanning several state borders. According to local news reports, The Sacramento Bee, father and lawyer Allen… Read More »

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Are You Having Trouble Coping with Life after Your Chicago Divorce? 3 Tips for Moving on From Divorce that May Help

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

While for many Chicago individuals going through the Chicago divorce process is challenging and emotionally fatiguing, for others life after the divorce process is over is an even more daunting battle. With the family unit separated and new beginnings on the horizon, the aftermath of divorce can be both an exciting time for new… Read More »

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Parenting Time Interference in Chicago Divorces: What You Need to Know if the Other Parent Violates the Parenting Plan or Custody Order

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

One of the most controversial and heated issues that routinely come up in Chicago divorces is child custody. Who the children will live with and will be physically cared for (physical custody) and who will make major life decisions for them on their behalf (legal custody) is not something that most parents give up… Read More »

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California Woman Headed into Divorce with Postnuptial Agreement Asks What Will Happen to Properties During Divorce

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

Aside from issues involving children and child custody and spousal maintenance (or alimony), one of the most controversial issues in most Chicago divorces is the issue of the division of property. Which soon-to-be ex-spouse will keep the marital home, any rental or other investment properties, automobiles, and other property assets are issues that are… Read More »

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Divorce Rates Take a Dive While Marriage Rates Ramp Up – One Reason for the Recent Decline in Divorces in the U.S. Explained

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

New data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics is shedding light on recent marriage and divorce trends in the United States. The data might surprise you. According to CNN Health, reporting on the newly released statistics, the number of marriages taking place in the United States… Read More »

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“Platonic Life Partners” after Divorce? The Arrangement Some Americans are Opting for Post-Divorce

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

A pair of Maryland moms is making headlines this week because of their entry into a growing trend in life and relationship arrangements in the U.S.: the platonic life partnership. This living and relationship arrangement is growing in popularity in the United States, particularly among solo parents who are looking for an arrangement with… Read More »

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OnlyFans Content Creator and Mother Lands in Novel Child Custody Case

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

By now, most Chicagoans are familiar with the online content sharing platform OnlyFans. If you are not familiar with this popular app, it is a subscription-based content sharing platform, known to be primarily used by sex workers and content creators who use it to make and share explicit and pornographic videos and pictures. This… Read More »

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Chicago Grandmother Asks for Advice as Grandchild’s Biological Mother Uses Grandchild as “Pawn” in Break-Up

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

A Chicago grandmother wrote into the newspaper desperate for answers in a sticky and very tricky child custody and family law question. “Concerned Grandmother” wrote into the Chicago Tribune’s “Ask Amy” advice column seeking a solution for an impossible situation her young son and grandson landed in after her son left her grandson’s mother…. Read More »

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Recently-Divorced Tennessee Man Celebrates Divorce by Firing Shots with Gun, Arrested

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

There is no doubt that going through the divorce process can be a very difficult challenge. From the initial pain and grief of separating from what was previously a romantic partner, or perhaps the love of one’s life, the division of properties and personal items, figuring out where the kids should live, and preparing… Read More »

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