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Divorce Considerations for Stay-at-Home Parents
For many families, the thought of one spouse forgoing a career to stay home, care for the children, and maintain the home is a remnant of generations past. For others, however, such a situation may seem ideal—presuming, of course, that it was a mutually agreeable decision made by both spouses. While this type of scenario is much less common than it was a few decadesContinue reading
Can I Stay in the Marital Home After Divorce?
For many couples, their home is the largest investment they will ever make. During a marriage, of course, the marital home can also take on a great deal of sentimental value. When a marriage ends in divorce, there is often much debate regarding which spouse, if any, will keep the home and continue to live in it once the divorce is completed. If you are considering divorceContinue reading
Talk to Your Divorce Lawyer About Billing Practices
Divorce can be an expensive proposition. Depending on how your case is ultimately decided, you could end up paying thousands of dollars in maintenance and child support, not to mention the value of the marital property that is allocated to your ex-spouse. The process itself can also be quite costly. Court fees and other expenses can add up quickly, especially if the proceedings drag onContinue reading
Pro Se Divorce: Is It Ever a Good Idea?
Over the past decade or so, one of the more common scenarios that have emerged in family courts across the country is where one or both spouses who are going through the divorce process make the decision to represent themselves instead of hiring an attorney. This is referred to as a pro se divorce. Those who decide to “go it alone” instead if with the guidance ofContinue reading
Is Your Business Subject to Division in Your Divorce?
If you own and run a business, you have probably invested countless hours and significant sums of money into making your dream a reality. You follow all federal and state licensing guidelines, you comply with employment regulations, and your company passes necessary code and health inspections with flying colors. Outside of a serious, unforeseen change in the economic climate or a natural disaster, it would seemContinue reading
Retirement Savings and Pension Plans in Divorce
The process of dividing assets and debts in a divorce can be very complex and confusing. Some assets—like a paid-off car or television—are fairly easy to identify as part of the marital estate, and allocating them to one spouse or the other is relatively straightforward. Other assets are not quite so simple to handle. Retirement investments and pensions, for example, present a number of complications in aContinue reading
Dealing With a Spouse Who Wastes Marital Assets
For many couples in unhealthy relationships, the marriage is often over long before the divorce process even begins. The spouses may continue to live in the same house, possibly still sharing the same bed, but the marriage, in all reality, stands virtually no chance of being revived. While the marriage is breaking down or after the breakdown is complete, there are limitations provided by IllinoisContinue reading
Breaking the News of Divorce to Your Spouse
While divorce is certainly not rare in today’s society, it is still not an easy subject to discuss with your spouse. In every case, however, there comes the point at which the spouse who has made the ultimate decision to end the marriage must communicate that choice to the other partner. The way you tell your spouse that you want a divorce will set the tone forContinue reading
Know the Dangers of Divorce Without a Lawyer
As you approach the process of divorce, you may consider your situation and decide that you can do this. You do not need to spend extra money for some lawyer to fill out a few pages of paperwork and to file them for you, right? You and your spouse—despite the fact that your marriage is ending—get along well enough to get through the process without anyContinue reading
Knowing What You Want: Asking for Spousal Maintenance in Divorce
The role of each spouse in a marriage is often unique to that particular couple’s needs and circumstances. The days of presuming that the husband will work a nine-to-five job while the wife tends to the home and children are all but gone. Of course, couples are free to choose such an arrangement, just as they are free to choose one in which the wife is theContinue reading