Counseling In Divorce Cases

Franks & Rechenberg, PC believes all persons we represent in divorces will benefit from counseling. Studies indicate three of the most stressful events in a person’s life are death of a close family member, divorce, and moving. Family law proceedings often...

Recongizing Postnuptial Agreements in Illinois

Postnuptial agreements sometimes get a bad rap, but like their prenup counterpart they can be a powerful planning tool for married couples. As in the case of any contract, a postnup must be entered into voluntarily by the parties, and the familiar contract-law...

Family Law – 2017 Year in Review

Collaborative practice codified It’s been used for nearly three decades in more than two dozen countries and every state in the U.S. But starting January 1, 2018, the interdisciplinary model of conflict resolution known as collaborative law will be formally...

Social Security and Divorce

How is Social Security Affected by Divorce? According to Federal statute, Social Security benefits are not divisible in divorce proceedings, and therefore cannot be considered a marital asset subject to distribution. However, federal law does not prohibit the division...