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Utah Lawmakers Overhaul Child Custody Laws, Focus on ‘Risks to the Child’s’ Safety

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

Utah lawmakers passed legislation that would overhaul child custody and family laws in the state, focusing on the risks to the child’s safety. According to local news reports, Utah mom Leah Moses had asked Utah lawmakers to make the changes after having experienced the horror of her ex-husband killing one of their teenage sons… Read More »

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Legislation to Change Japan’s Child Custody Laws Passes Japan’s House of Representatives, Where Do Child Custody Laws in Chicago Stand?

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

On Tuesday, April 16, news that Japan’s House of Representatives passed a bill that inches the country closer to changing its child custody laws. According to Kyodo News English, the new legislation was introduced this year in Japan’s house of Representatives to change what some say are controversial child custody laws, laws that are… Read More »

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Spring Ushers in More than just Tax Season, Popular Season for Couples to Divorce

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

As temperatures warm up and the blossoms begin to bloom, the air of spring brings new beginnings, exciting futures, and a time of transition for many Chicago residents. Indeed, the season of “new beginnings” may seem like a time for couples to proclaim their love for each other once again, renew their vows, or… Read More »

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April Marked Third Anniversary of April 2021 Countering International Parental Child Abduction Month

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

In May, 2021, the United States federal government had a lot to say about international parental child abductions. The U.S. Department of State released a note on May 25, 2021 advising U.S. parents of the dangers of international parental child abductions, and confirming U.S. Congress’ move to make April 2021 Countering International Child Abduction… Read More »

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These Two Examples Show the Happier, Lighter Side of Divorce

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

While divorce is no longer as “taboo” as it was in the past, some people may still associate the ending of a marriage as a sad event, a time to mourn, and a big loss. However, the truth of the matter is that in recent years, divorce has become more accepted, with some divorcees… Read More »

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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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