Your Love Deal: Solutions that Work

April 2017

Former Spice Girls Singer Files for Permanent Restraining Order

There is no doubt that orders of protection are an essential tool to protect against domestic abuse. We lawyers have seen them arguably save lives and certainly prevent physical or psychological abuse. An example of how they work to benefit a victim is evident in the heated divorce proceeding in L.A. of former Spice Girls, Mel B, and her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte.

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April 2017

The Emotional Side of Wedding Planning

The month of June unmistakably reigns as the most popular month for weddings. Wedding planners are at their busiest, helping harried brides, grooms and their families prepare for the big day. Sure, the event planning part of the wedding is important, but it can be easy for the excited couple to overlook the importance of planning for a happy emotional life together. Let’s assume for a moment that, in addition to an event planner, you’ve also hired an expert we’ll call the “emotional wedding planner.” Here might be his or her advice for the soon-to-wed couple:    

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March 2017

Three Tips to Help Couples Cope with a Holiday

Ahh, the holidays. A time for family and friends, honoring traditions, feasting, maybe some gift-giving and (hopefully) good cheer. For many couples – especially new couples – holidays can also be a time of stress when a fight can flare up for seemingly no reason at all.

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December 2016

Divorce Filing in the New Year

For better or worse, most couples in unhappy relationships hold off separating or divorcing until after the New Year. Capitalizing on the momentum that the New Year brings and the chance for a new beginning can bring new energy for people who want to improve their lives. If your marriage is broken beyond repair, why not start anew?

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November 2016

New Illinois Law Aims To Help Victims of Domestic Abuse

One in three women and one in seven men will experience violence at the hands of a partner during their lifetime. To combat the literal epidemic of domestic violence and sexual abuse, Illinois will soon enact a new law requiring salon professionals – who frequently have a close and confidential relationship with their clients – to complete an awareness course about domestic violence and sexual assault.

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