On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in divorce on Friday, December 15, 2017. When you get a divorce, one of the things you might question is whether or not you have a right to alimony. You’ve been supportive of your spouse, paid for your fair share of items in the home and have worked, but you’re…

On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in divorce on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Is it shameful to admit when things didn’t work out the way you imagined? It may be easy for someone on the outside to judge your divorce from an external position. Even you yourself can fall into a pit of shame and emotional…

On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in family law on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. As soon as the clock struck midnight on the first, new laws went into action. In Illinois, one such law now addresses what happens to pets during divorces. They’re now being treated more like children than property, which means that people…

By Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in family law on Monday, March 23, 2020. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be broken. It’s true. If put under enough pressure, a 2×4 wood stud will snap. A bungee cord on the other hand can withstand substantial forces, almost always springing back to normal. If you can learn…

On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in divorce on Monday, January 1, 2021. Learning that your parents are divorcing is an adverse event in a child’s life. Once they hear the news, they will start to think about the future. They want to know how this is going to affect them. For some, the scariest…