If you are about to undergo a divorce, one of the most pressing issues on your mind may be property division. Illinois is an equitable distribution state, which means items are divided equitably and not equally. Understanding how your assets will be divided will prepare you for what is to come and how to get your financial affairs in order.
If you have experienced domestic violence, please know that you are not alone. At Johnson & Johnson, Attorneys at Law, we have helped countless people through these devastating situations as they try to leave the relationship, secure domestic orders or initiate a divorce.
Social media has been criticized for its ability to seemingly disconnect people from reality while at the same time connecting them with people across the world. In Illinois and across the country, many people use social networks without thinking about the effect it could have on a marital relationship. However, a recent survey suggests that online chatting is not as innocent as it may seem and can actually destroy marriages.
When parents divorce or separate, child custody and visitation rights are a common concern. Many Illinois parents may worry that an acrimonious relationship with the other parent may lead to court-ordered supervised visits. These types of orders do not actually occur that often. The American Bar Association website explains that courts will attempt to preserve the relationships between children and parents as much as possible. As such, courts do not place restrictions on parental visits unless there is a compelling reason to do so.