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Chicago Tribune Advice Columnist Helps Distraught Parents Navigate Soon-to-be Divorced Daughter’s Difficult Housing Situation

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

A distraught and confused mother by the alias “Financially Secure” wrote to Chicago Tribune advice columnist Amy Dickinson, otherwise known as Ask Amy, seeking counsel about her daughter’s recent divorce, and what she and her husband should do about their daughter and grandchildren’s housing situation. On Tuesday, February 20, Finally Secure explained that her… Read More »

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Did You Know that a Judge Can’t Finalize Your Divorce in these States if You’re Pregnant?

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

A democratic legislator in Missouri is making headlines this week for her efforts to do away with an antiquated and sexist state law that prevents females who are pregnant from finalizing divorce proceedings. According to national news reports, Representative Ashley Aune, of Missouri’s District 14, Platte County, introduced a bill into the state legislature… Read More »

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Divorcing when You Own a Home (and Still Owe Payments) – Tips for Navigating Owning a Home while Splitting Up

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

According to a Yahoo!Finance article that came out, a whopping 59% of people who have gone through a divorce report that they went into debt after their divorce. Furthermore, of those who incurred debt after divorce proceedings, 41% reported that they racked up more than $5,000 in debt. One of the factors that divorcees… Read More »

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Psychology Today Weighs In on “Big Three Questions” about Children and Divorce

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

There is no doubt that divorce is no easy topic. However, for children, the topic of divorce can be an especially scary one, with many questions about why, feelings of guilt and fault, and with the family unit splitting up and changing in ways a child never imagined. For parents, the thought of a… Read More »

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With Mortgage Rates Soaring, Divorcing Couples Seek Creative Ways to Deal with Who Gets the House

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

There is no doubt that one of the key issues in many Chicago divorces is about who will keep the marital home. While some divorcing couples may be able to forge an amicable solution to who will stay in the home they created together, other couples must take the fight to court and get… Read More »

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What Happens to My Home if I Have a Mortgage in My Chicago Divorce? Two Traditional Methods for Dividing Up Property in Chicago Divorces Explained

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

One of the things that couples that are separating and gearing towards divorce proceedings in Chicago must consider is the matter of living arrangements. Typically divorcing spouses go their separate ways and decide not to live under the same roof any longer. However, when a married couple shares a mortgage, the situation can become… Read More »

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3 Tips for Chicago Couples Facing “Gray Divorces”

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

There is no doubt that “gray divorce” has been trending all over social media and financial news outlets alike. If you have not heard of it yet, “gray divorce” refers to divorces that occur between older individuals, that is, 65-years-old and older. Gray divorce is something that has been steadily increasing, with the divorce… Read More »

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5 Signs that Divorce is Becoming More Normalized in America

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

There is no question that divorce is a topic that is much more socially accepted in pretty much every circle than it was in yesteryears. Television shows and movies seem to seamlessly navigate the issues of separation and divorce, celebrities steal the limelight as they go through divorce proceedings, and it is certainly no… Read More »

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My Husband Cheated on Me – Is that Grounds for a Legal Separation and Divorce in Chicago? Chicago’s No-Fault Divorce Laws Explained

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

It is undeniable that infidelity is one of the top reasons that people in Chicago and throughout the country ultimately separate and get a divorce. For some, an affair or one night stand comes out of the blue, but once is enough to start official divorce proceedings. For others, the trust in the marriage… Read More »

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Washington D.C. Updates Divorce Laws, Does Away with Waiting Period for D.C. Divorces

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

Washington D.C. has just made major changes to its marriage and divorces, and is making headlines for eliminating its previous waiting time requirement. According to national news reports, before the recent change in the law, Washington D.C. required that divorcing spouses live separately and apart for at least six months before they could be… Read More »

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