When you're a woman, changing your last name at marriage is a social custom that's so widely accepted it's accomplished just by showing your marriage certificate when you update your driver's license and Social Security record.
Illinois is one of the few states in the country that -- thanks to a relatively recent law -- allows judges to treat dogs (and other pets) as something other than property that has to be allocated to one spouse or the other in a split.
Did you settle for less-than-equal parenting time with the kids when you split from your ex-wife? If so, you may have done yourself and your children a huge disservice.
Want to know one sure-fire way to end up back in court with your ex-spouse?
You and your spouse have experienced many changes since the birth of your children. Perhaps the most challenging changes occurred during and after your divorce. Scheduling time with the children may have included arguments and disputes, but if you received primary custody, you were fortunate to be with them more often as they grew.