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The Benefits of Collaborative Law
The divorce process can be one of the most legally complex and stressful events in the life of a family. For some couples, they want their divorce to end as quickly as possible. Others, for various reasons, want to see what can be a vicious legal fight drag on for as long as possible. Collaborative law, however, is a method outside of a traditional divorce that canContinue reading
Is Filing for Divorce First Helpful?
If you are considering a divorce, one of the first things you should do is contact a qualified family law attorney. Attempting to go through divorce on your own can be overwhelming can may lead to financial challenges in your post-divorce life. There are several other things you can do that can help to secure your desired outcome. Even as you try to decide if divorceContinue reading
Life Events Could Lead to Divorce
As anyone who has gone through a divorce could tell you, there is no way to predict which marriages will work and which ones will ultimately fail. There are countless reasons why couples could decide to end a marriage. Some reasons are common; other are not. A number of divorce studies have shown a pattern, however, of how some of the events that may occur in aContinue reading
Misconduct Regarding Marital Assets
During a divorce, temptation can be high for either or both spouses to misconduct themselves, though they may not be aware it is misconduct. People have affairs and buy gifts for their lovers, or they try to hide assets they believe to be theirs (or believe they are entitled to). If you have reason to suspect that your spouse might be engaging in this type of behavior,Continue reading
Divorce and Disability
Marriages may end for any number of reasons, including destructive actions such as infidelity or abusive behavior. Spouses may grow also apart due to financial struggles, differences in child-rearing philosophies, or even clashing religious views. Unfortunately, another common motivation for divorce involves health considerations and disabilities. or disabilities. In fact, research suggests that disabled individuals are more likely to go through a divorce than the average, non-disabledContinue reading
Filing Taxes During and After Divorce
It seems like only a few weeks ago that we turned the calendars over to 2017, and now, March is already half gone. While some may wonder how time seems to go so quickly, others are acutely aware of an upcoming deadline. In most years, personal income tax returns are due on April 15, but thanks to some quirks in the calendar, this year’s dueContinue reading
Determining the Value of Real Estate in Divorce
The division of property in an Illinois divorce is based on the principle of equitable distribution. This means a court is not legally required to divide a couple’s marital property 50/50. Rather, if a couple cannot resolve any outstanding division of property issues on their own, a judge will make a “fair” distribution taking into account a number of factors. Of course, before the court can divideContinue reading
Is Divorce Contagious?
Humans are social creatures. We are easily influenced by the behavior of those around us, and not always in a positive way. Peer-pressure, for example, is often cited as a source of many problems for teens and young adults. However, it seems that full-grown men and women may also be susceptible to the influence of others, even when it comes to something as personal as divorce.Continue reading
Will an Illinois Divorce Court Punish a Cheating Spouse?
It is very difficult to know for sure what percentage of people have ever cheated on their spouse. Part of the reason is due to the various definitions that couples may have for “cheating.” What one person may see as unfaithful behavior, another person may not, and vice versa. From a practical standpoint, large-scale statistics mean very little to a person who recently discovered thatContinue reading
Proceeds of a Personal Injury Verdict or Settlement in Divorce
If you are considering a divorce, you probably understand that you and your spouse will need to divide your marital propertyduring the process. In an ideal situation, the two of you would be able to reach an agreement on your own. Otherwise the court would be required to intervene and make property division decisions for you. Illinois is an equitable distribution state which means that theContinue reading