Attorney Marie Fahnert is a divorce lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. She has devoted her career exclusively to family law and the associated financial and child-related issues of maintenance (spousal support), child-custody, child-support, division of property, valuation of businesses, and ante-nuptial agreements (prenups).
Time may pass, but people don’t change. Check out the scandalous yet surprisingly modern Burch divorce from the 1860s which included (a)lurid accusations of sexual misconduct, and (b)the public’s fascination (schadenfreude?) with the Burches public misfortune. Things were not necessarily better or more proper back in the day.
Former Chicago Board of Trade Chairman Patrick Arbor, who once bragged that his “record is impeccable and [he] has a good reputation”, has fled to Europe rather than deal with his divorce in Chicago.
One of the issues that arose during the divorce proceeding was Mr. Arbor’s failure to pay U.S. taxes on his off-shore accounts.
If you are divorcing in Chicago, you can find an amazing amount of crucial information about your divorce without lawyers or private investigators. Here are a few websites that you should know about:
Many of my readers are Chicago residents who are looking into divorcing without a lawyer. Often they will call asking for advice. Although there are some situtations in which I think people definitely need a divorce lawyer, I think there are some situations in which a family lawyer is not necessary.
I’ve noticed people are accessing my website by typing “Best Divorce Lawyers in Chicago.” I think I’m good. “Best,” however, is a relative term.