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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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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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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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Parenting Plans In Chicago, Divorces With Children

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

Going through a divorce that involves children can be difficult and very stressful. Divorcing parents have the increased responsibility during a divorce to determine a plan for their children, and parents often do not see eye-to-eye on what that plan should look like. Certainly, in a divorce that involves children, issues involving the children… Read More »

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Studies Reveal Top Reasons For Divorce

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

There is no doubt that every divorcing couple has a story to tell. Perhaps the story would begin with two people falling in love and heading to the altar thereafter, or maybe marrying for financial, cultural, or religious reasons. After the marriage, perhaps the couple had a period of bliss in the “newlywed phase”,… Read More »

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Where Should I File My Chicago Divorce? Initial Requirements In Chicago Divorce Cases

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

Often when a person turns to the law to exercise their legal rights they are met with a litany of confusing requirements that they must first meet at the outset, in order to bring a case under the statute or law. When it comes to a Chicago divorce, Illinois laws require that certain elements… Read More »

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Costs In A Dissolution Proceeding: How Much Will My Chicago Divorce Cost?

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

It’s no secret that one of the most common concerns when a person or couple initiates the divorce process is: how much will my divorce cost? Of course, like most things in law, the answer is not clear-cut and simple, and depends on a variety of different factors that pertain to each individual and… Read More »

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Initiating A Chicago Divorce: Divorce Lawyer Selection And First Steps

By Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC |

Let’s face it: it can be hard to ask others for help. However, there are some matters that come up in a person’s life that simply cannot be handled alone. One of those situations arises when a person seeks to get a divorce. Because family law is complex and involves legal rights of each… Read More »

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