On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in divorce on Thursday, August 10, 2017. During a divorce one asset that might become the center of conflict is your pet. A pet, as much as people don’t like to consider them so, are assets in the eyes of the court. That means that if you and your spouse…

On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in divorce on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Divorces affect children in many ways, and what better way to understand how a divorce will affect children than to ask? Children know what they’re going through, and they can give adults insight into why they’re acting out or responding to the divorces…

On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in family law on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. When you got a divorce, you knew that one way or another, your child was going to have to go to a new school. Neither you nor his other parent could afford to live in the same area alone, so you both…

On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted Tuesday, March 31, 2020. When kids go through divorce, they sometimes have a hard time adjusting to the changes that they’re going through. At different ages, children understand divorce differently, which is something that can help you if you want to support them through it. Talking about what…

On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Religious beliefs are a major part of many people’s lives. Whether you were raised in a particular religion or converted to a new faith as an adult, you probably want to share that faith with your family, especially your children. Quite a few people…

On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in  divorce  on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. It is difficult to manage emotions during divorces in some cases, and because of that, some people don’t want to talk about divorce or handle it at all. The problem with that is that if a spouse won’t accept documents or…

On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in  divorce  on Friday, October 20, 2017. If you’re planning to separate or divorce, you need to understand the basics of doing so. For example, if you decide you want to divorce, you don’t necessarily need a legal separation or to file for that separation. Living in separate…

On behalf of Joseph R. Schmitz of Schmitz Law, P.C. posted in  divorce  on Friday, November 24, 2017. Although it seems counterintuitive, it’s important to remember that there are some reasons to be thankful and even grateful for divorce. Divorce is stressful, but in the end, it can mean that you end up in a better, safer environment or…

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 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…

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