Kari L. Cornelison’s Guides

Kari L. Cornelison

Oak Brook Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Tips Parents need to remember

    Written by attorney Kari Cornelison, almost 4 years ago.

    That the parental duty they owe their children far outweighs the worst problem... ... the other parent can cause them. Be sure your child knows ... ... immediately they are not the cause of the div

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  2. Dealing with children and divorce

    Written by attorney Kari Cornelison, almost 4 years ago.

    The majority of four year olds can t understand the concept of divorce. If they know the word, they may simply think it means Daddy and Mommy don t live together. By the time children are six or seven years of age, they may be able to realize that courts and lawyers are involved...

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  3. Children must know that they are not the cause of their parents’ divorce

    Written by attorney Kari Cornelison, almost 4 years ago.

    In order to effectively explain your divorce to your children, you need to understand the reasons for it yourself. It takes months or years of considerable deliberation and unhappiness before most couples make the decision to end their marriage and even then, the reasons are ofte...

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  4. Choosing the grounds for your divorce

    Written by attorney Kari Cornelison, almost 4 years ago.

    When you decide to file for a divorce in the state of IL, you will need to decide on what grounds you will be filing. Ten of the Eleven grounds will require you to present proof you may have to the court. A judge cannot grant relief in any case until he or she first determines th...

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  5. Can my spouse prevent me from getting a divorce?

    Written by attorney Kari Cornelison, almost 4 years ago.

    Can my spouse prevent me from getting a divorce? No. You do not need your spouse's consent to get a divorce, but you must be able to prove that he or she committed one of Illinois' eleven grounds for

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  6. You and your spouse’s roles

    Written by attorney Kari Cornelison, almost 4 years ago.

    Your Role:You've made the decision and filed for divorce. Making it through the legal process of divorce doesn t have to be long and horrible. Hopefully you've got an attorney you can trust. You will want to know your legal rights. One of the biggest mistakes you could make is to...

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  7. Ways to Help Prevent Divorce from Negatively Affecting Your Children

    Written by attorney Kari Cornelison, almost 4 years ago.

    One of the common concerns for divorcing parents is there children. A child custody lawyer sees many cases of parents divorcing and how this can affect the children involved. They as a result are able to offer some advice in this area of interest for divorcing parents. The follow...

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  8. Guidelines for Telling Your Children about the Divorce

    Written by attorney Kari Cornelison, almost 4 years ago.

    When working with a child custody lawyer, one thing that he or she can do is to help advise you on how to deal with divorce when dealing with children. The presence of children in a divorce adds a whole new element to the case and must be handled as such. As parents, even those w...

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  9. Grounds For Divorce in the State of Illinois

    Written by attorney Kari Cornelison, almost 4 years ago.

    There are actually 11 grounds for divorce in the state of Illinois. These include the most common grounds for divorce, Irreconcilable Differences, also known as No-fault, is the only ground for divorce that does not require the moving party to prove that his or her spouse is at f...

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  10. What is a Flat Fee Divorce?

    Written by attorney Kari Cornelison, almost 4 years ago.

    A simple explanation of a flat fee divorce and the way it works if you decide a flat fee divorce is the way to go for you. If you and your spouse believe you can work things out on your own, then our flat fee divorce works like this: Either you or your spouse comes to our office...

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