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I Got Served, What Next? How To Decode Your Chicago Dissolution Of Marriage Papers

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

Sometimes it is obvious that a divorce is coming. When spouses haven’t lived in the same house or act like they don’t live in the same house, haven’t spoken for months, and are maybe even seeing other people, the next logical step is probably to officially file for divorce. Sometimes, however, divorce is a… Read More »

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Curious about Marriage Annulment In Chicago? Here Are Several Reasons Why Your Marriage May Be Annulled

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

Marriage annulment is a topic that, for most people, is probably not talked about very often. While most Chicagoans are aware to some degree about the basics of divorce, and have likely at least experienced one divorce through family, friends, or even from their own spouse, annulment is less common. However, annulment is an… Read More »

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We’re Not Rich But We Want Protection – Five Reasons For Why The 99% Get Prenuptial Agreements

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

Most people are familiar with the concept of a prenuptial agreement. We’ve seen them fought over in movies, spread across the front page of the news and tabloids, and maybe have even heard about them through our own grapevine. In any case, the average person’s experience and knowledge about prenuptial agreements may be quite… Read More »

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The Cost Of Breaking Up: 3 Unavoidable Costs In Your Chicago Divorce Case

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

If there is a universal truth about the divorce process, and the court system in general, it is that there will almost always be costs involved in a case that are unavoidable to the litigants. This likely comes as no surprise to most people, even if they have little to no familiarity with the… Read More »

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Three Things To Consider In Your Chicago Divorce

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

For many people, the concept of divorce is a very scary thing. Physically splitting up from a spouse, dividing up accounts, properties, and cars, and hammering out parenting plans can all seem like daunting tasks. On top of that, thoughts about the actual paperwork and legal procedure of getting a divorce can cause quite… Read More »

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Who Gets To Decide? The “Best Interests Of The Child” When It Comes To Allocation Of Decision-Making Responsibilities In Chicago Divorces

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

One of the most important and hotly contested issues in a divorce involving children is child custody. Which parent the child or children should primarily live with, and which parent should make important life decisions on behalf of the child or children, are certainly not issues that all parents agree on when it comes… Read More »

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Fan Article Reveals High Cost Of Athlete Divorces

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

There is no doubt that Americans across the country treat American athletes like royalty. Some of our country’s greatest heroes and inspirational figures gained their notoriety on the field or court, becoming household names by winning games for our favorite teams or medals for the U.S. It can also be said that athletes make… Read More »

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Chicago Leadership Breakfast Spreads Awareness About Domestic Violence Cases

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

When a person enters a romantic relationship with another person, the last thing they think will happen is violence, battery, and abuse. However, after the honeymoon phase is over, and even sometimes before it even begins, a relationship can turn violent, and arguments can escalate from verbal to physical, to seriously fatal in the… Read More »

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High-Profile Celebrity Divorce Highlights Pet Custody Issues

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

There is no doubt that Americans love pets. In recent years, the trend towards pet ownership, and dog ownership in particular, has given rise to the popular joking adage “pets are the new babies”. Certainly, among populations from Gen-Z to Baby Boomer, pets have become an irreplaceable addition to the family, in some instances… Read More »

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How Long Will My Divorce Case Take? What You Need To Know About The Chicago Divorce Process

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

At the outset of a divorce, the process can seem like it might never end. Uncertainties of the outcome of a contested divorce, coupled with emotional strain and the stresses of daily life on top can seem insurmountable at the beginning of the divorce process. Indeed, when a person or spouses decide to get… Read More »

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