You Can Do Better Than Kim and Kanye

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Nov 08,2021

It doesn’t matter how famous you are. It is never a good idea to bash your ex in public, especially when you are co-parenting. Source: https://www.insider.com/kanye-west-slams-snl-kim-kardashian-monologue-divorce-joke-2021-11

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Selling A House During Divorce

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Nov 01,2021

Real estate and family law often overlap when a couple goes through a divorce. Having an attorney with experience in both areas can make all the difference. Source: https://orchard.com/blog/posts/selling-the-house-during-a-divorce

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Residency Requirement For Illinois Divorce

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Oct 17,2021

Are you eligible to get divorced in Illinois? You must reside in Illinois at least 90 days before the court will grand a divorce judgment. Source: https://www.isba.org/public/guide/gettingadivorce

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A Different Perspective

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Oct 11,2021

Could viewing marriage through the lens of divorce strengthen your marriage? Source: https://www.nprillinois.org/2021-10-01/jeannie-suk-gersen-how-can-understanding-divorce-help-a-marriage

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Unmarried Couples

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Oct 02,2021

Illinois is one of four states that still allow couples to initiate civil unions. This can have legal implications if the relationship ends, as the process is not the same as divorce.  Source: https://www.investopedia.com/divorce-when-you-re-not-legally-married-5201880

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Vaccination Decisions for Divorced Parents

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Sep 26,2021

Vaccination decisions may be the latest battleground as divorced parents argue over who has the right to make medical decisions for their children. Source: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2021/8/29/22643296/chicago-coronavirus-vaccine-vaccinating-children-students-divorced-parents-disagree-attorneys-covid

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Contempt of Court in Illinois

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Sep 21,2021

What is the definition of “contempt of court” in an Illinois family law case? If an individual violates a court order, they may be found guilty of civil or criminal contempt. The penalties of contempt may entail imprisonment and fines. In the case of criminal contempt, an individual insults the authority of the court. Civil […]

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Stay-at-Home Parents and Divorce: What You Should Know

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Aug 25,2021

Any individual should be able to maintain their standard of living following a divorce, no matter if you have a full-time job, or are a stay-at-home parent. Maintaining your standard of living is important for your well-being, and also important in terms of meeting the needs of your child. If you are a stay-at-home parent […]

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Illinois Is a No-Fault Divorce State

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Aug 19,2021

Illinois is a no-fault divorce state. This means that an affair or adultery cannot have an impact on the legal outcomes of your divorce case. If you have further questions about the divorce process, or guidance throughout your case, contact Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC. We will advocate for your goals.  View More […]

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