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Is the Illinois Spousal Maintenance Formula Best for Everyone?
Posted June 26, 2017

Is the Illinois Spousal Maintenance Formula Best for Everyone? By: M. Scott Gordon If you are thinking about filing for divorce in Chicago or the Chicago area, or if you have friends or family members who have recently gotten divorced in Illinois, you probably know that the state recently changed its approach to spousal maintenance. […]

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Do We Need to Get Divorced to Have the Court Divide Our Property?
Posted June 20, 2017

Do We Need to Get Divorced to Have the Court Divide Our Property? By: M. Scott Gordon There are many couples in the Chicago area that decide to live together in a committed relationship, but never get married (or legalize their relationship another way, such as through a civil union). When these couples break up—after […]

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Do Divorce Rates Increase When Women Are the Primary Earners?
Posted June 14, 2017

Do Divorce Rates Increase When Women Are the Primary Earners? By: M. Scott Gordon Is it possible that divorce rates in Chicago increase when women are the primary earners in the marriage? While the question might strike you as irrational or even sexist, according to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, “women’s high […]

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College Expenses and Single Moms After Divorce
Posted June 05, 2017

College Expenses and Single Moms After Divorce By: M. Scott Gordon If you have been a stay-at-home mom during your marriage but will soon be returning to work in the Chicago area because you are getting divorced, it is never too soon to begin thinking about college expenses for your child. Most courts will require […]

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