Divorce laws differ in every state. Some states are community property states, while others, like Illinois, are equitable division states. Under Illinois divorce laws, divorcees are not entitled to an even 50/50 split of marital assets. In most cases, a spouse is unlikely to receive half of everything. What is a community property state? In…

Divorce—with its associated legal fees, filing fees and retainer fees—is expensive. In order to begin work on a case, a divorce attorney will require a written retainer agreement. Retainer fees for a divorce lawyer in Illinois fall within a wide range and are influenced by variable factors. What is a divorce retainer? A divorce retainer…

When we think of divorce, generally images of a bad divorce come to mind such as fighting and child custody battles which could drag out the process for months or even years.  These types of divorces are so common that many people may think this is how every divorce works but that is not true. …

In essence, you should tell your divorce lawyer everything. Some details may be more embarrassing to admit, but it’s best to have your divorce attorney fully aware of your situation so they can arrange a solution that still works in your best interest. Spouses intentionally hold back embarrassing details when they discuss a case with…

Getting a divorce impacts all aspects of your life, including your home. If you owned a home with your former spouse, figuring out who stays, who goes, and whether to sell the home altogether can complicate an already complex process. There are several laws and factors to think about while coming to a decision over…

A divorce is a lifechanging event, one that affects a myriad of financial and life situations. Insurance coverage is one critical aspect that must be properly addressed after a divorce. Divorcing spouses should know how long an ex can stay on an insurance plan once divorce proceedings are finalized. 1. Health Insurance The majority of…

In lieu of the courts closed due to the coronavirus, things can get pretty ugly at home. Couples fight, children are caught in the middle, things are thrown and broken and many just can’t take it anymore. They’re desperate to put an end to their marriage, but COVID-19 has made it almost impossible for them…

Like other trends, divorces are higher during specific times of the year compared to others. While the reasons for divorce vary, couples may choose to file right away or wait for the perfect time. In fact, many divorce attorneys see evidence as to why they are higher during the beginning of the year or springtime…

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