Going through a divorce can be a long, difficult process which is why there is some relief once the divorce has been finalized. After a divorce, your living situation will no doubt be different. If you need to find a new job so you can move on with your life after divorce, the following tips will help make the transition easier.

Dealing with the divorce proceeding can be somewhat of a balancing act as you should have your own plan to protect yourself and your assets, yet you don’t want to be overly aggressive and turn the divorce into a long legal battle.The following are important steps you should take as part of the divorce planning process.

When a divorce occurs, the division of marital and financial assets is a necessary step in the divorce proceedings. Social Security benefits may come into play in certain jurisdictions when other assets are divided. Government employees can put money into their government pension plans without contributing to Social Security.  This makes a percentage of their pensions a legitimate Social Security substitute that is considered a marital asset that can be divided in a divorce.

Many people consider their dogs and cats members of the family, not property, and custody of the pets can become a major issue in the divorce proceeding.  As of January 1, 2018, a new Illinois law was passed that treats pets more like children and allows couples more options to come to a compromise when it comes to pet custody.

With all the stress, time, and effort that goes into the divorce proceeding, it is easy to overlook the effects of the divorce on the children.  Children are vulnerable to stress from a divorce because they are witnessing the splitting of their family, often for reasons that they do not know or understand.  The situation can be especially stressful if one parent engages in parental alienation.

There has been a noticeable increase in divorce rate for couples over 50, or grey divorce in the U.S. If you are going through a grey divorce, it is important to consider the financial aspects of the separation. The following are important tips to review for couples going through grey divorce.

Illinois law states that the marital property must be divided fairly and equitably, which means that it doesn’t necessarily have to be equal. An experienced attorney will advise you on how to protect your legal and financial interests.

The process of a divorce is tough on everyone in the family from the spouses to the children whose lives are about to change significantly.  Divorce proceedings often involve intense emotions and some of this tension may carry over into the planning involving child custody and visitation.  When going through a divorce, the parents must…

The experience of going through a divorce always differs depending on the couple. Some divorcing couples can get through a divorce rather quickly with few issues afterwards while many cases involve at least one ex-spouse that causes unnecessary problems. There is a lot of emotion involved in a divorce that can cause some to act in ways that make the entire experience more difficult. If you are in a situation in which you cannot cut off contact with a difficult ex due to child custody or some other circumstance, these tips will assist you in dealing with an ex in the best possible manner.

Divorce is tough on everyone involved because it can drastically change lives and relationships.  This situation is especially hard on children because they experience major changes in their daily lives as well as their relationships with each parent.  Divorcing couples typically work out a child custody agreement that involves their children splitting time between both…

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