Paternity determination and fathers’ rights

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on October 1, 2014

“We are family” is not only the title of a memorable song from the 1990s. It’s also a phrase spoken or thought by nearly everyone at one time or another. But what defines “family?” Is it always defined biologically? Or is “family” a term bestowed on people or friends that provide love and support throughout […]

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A high-profile divorce can impact many people

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on September 29, 2014

A high-profile divorce can impact more people than you imagine. For example, recently the news media reported preliminary details of a high-profile Chicago-based couple’s filing for divorce. That in itself is not particularly unusual, except that this couple is unusual: each spouse heads a hedge fund of their own, and together, they run a charitable […]

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Divorce demystified: decrees

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on September 23, 2014

In this post, we will attempt to demystify some of the legal terms associated with divorce. The process of filing for, waiting for, and being granted a divorce occurs over a period of time. Various junctures in that process carry different names and have their own significance, including an expiration date. Once the necessary requirements […]

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