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Parenting Time During the Holidays

Holidays are a special time for children and their parents. Many families have unique traditions that they look forward to all year. After divorce, the holidays can stir up mixed emotions. Adjusting to a new parenting schedule and sudden child-less holidays can be difficult.  I advise my clients who are going through a divorce to […]

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How to Select Schools for Your Children In Divorce

Authored by: Kurt Kwidzinski It’s that time of year. Back to school. Between back-to-school shopping, registering your children for extracurricular activities, and cramming in all the last-minute summer events, prepping for a new school year can be chaotic. Not to mention, if you are divorced parents, or going through the divorce process, that adds additional […]

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Can We Represent People We Know?

Nearly 70,000 attorneys actively serve the Illinois public, according to The State of Legal Profession for Illinois Lawyers. We all know someone who is an attorney, or we know someone who “knows” an attorney. This may be a close friend, a family member, neighbor, someone in your community, etc. When going through a stressful experience like […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Adoption

By: Katelyn Blanchard Adoption has been a legal process in the United States since 1850. 6 in 10 Americans have had personal experience with adoption, according to Adoption Network. In conjunction with Pride Month, we would like to share how Berger Schatz has helped couples, including the LGBTQ+ Community navigate the adoption process. This is […]

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Five Tips to Better Protect Mental Health During Divorce

It’s no secret that divorce takes a toll on your mental and physical health. Throughout the divorce process you may experience various emotions like; fear, relief, happiness, and sadness to name a few. Taking care of your mental health during the divorce process is crucial. We strive to connect with our clients on an emotional […]

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10 Questions to Ask & What to Listen for When Searching for an Attorney  

You’ve decided to file for divorce… now what? You might begin the process by confiding in a friend or family member who has gone through a divorce themselves, or you may search the internet for reputable attorneys in your area, sifting through the hundreds that are out there, all claiming to be “the best” at […]

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Introducing New Monthly Series – Ask an Attorney

Who gets the kids? Who gets the house? When should I move out? Can I date? The divorce process is overwhelming, and people need answers to a lot of questions. Equally important, they need to have their misconceptions cleared up. In our new series, #AskAnAttorney, we are answering questions we get time and time again, […]

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When Worlds Collide: Full-time Attorney and Parent

“Every morning starts with my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Elliot shouting, “Green light! Wake up!” as her nightlight transitions from nighttime purple to ready for the day green. Of course, her scream at 6:01am inevitably wakes up our ten-month-old, Zoey as well. From there, I am in full on parent mode. I walk carefully down the stairs […]

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Introducing – Our Values  

The client-attorney relationship is personal. You tell us details about your personal life that often nobody knows. Taking in that information as your divorce lawyer, it is our job to understand you, your values, what your goals are, and what is important to you.  Obviously, the better we know you, the better we can represent […]

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5 Reasons Hybrid Model Works

Hybrid, remote, virtual, work-from-home, flex scheduling, the list goes on… we’ve all become accustomed to these “buzz” words the past two years. According to Simply Law, by April 2020, 40% of law firms in the United States were forced to adopt a remote or hybrid model. This new way of performing work was unfamiliar territory […]

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