Category: Divorce

Belleville Family Law Blog

Before initiating the process, you and your former spouse could take measures to prepare mentally and emotionally for the divorce, such as discussing the situation as a family and reaching out to other relatives for support. This process can also require you to plan and...

Spouses cannot end their marriage just because they want to. Before they can file for divorce, they must have legal grounds to do so. Sometimes, these grounds are forms of misconduct, such as adultery or cruelty. Nonetheless, this does not always mean a spouse must...

While every state in the country allows initiating a divorce under no-fault grounds, only a few states recognize fault-based divorces. Originally, Illinois was one of those states that accepted fault as a ground to initiate a divorce. However, the state became a purely no-fault divorce...

Divorce can impact your life in many ways. Not only are you separating from a person you thought you would be with forever, but you are splitting all your assets. Because of this, it isn’t uncommon for your financial situation to change. For some people,...

However much you fell out with your spouse, it can still be hard to see them in someone else’s arms. It can hurt to feel that you were not irreplaceable. It can be even more painful to think that someone else will replace you as...

If you plan to end your marriage in the near future, it’s generally a good idea to meet with an Illinois attorney long before filing for divorce. He or she may be able to provide insight into how the divorce process works and how long...

Although divorces can be civilized matters after people have already decided how they feel, the process can be demoralizing. Things that were part of a relationship are now matters for individuals with privacy, and evidence of arguments or disagreements can go from trivial to material...

It may be sad, but it is certainly true that more married couples are getting divorced than ever before. This is not just affecting newlyweds. Some people are divorcing as they approach the age to collect Social Security payments. And the act of ending a...

Divorce is often the conclusion when a pair of people who have committed to each other find themselves, either gradually or suddenly, with nowhere to turn. Although ending a marriage is not necessarily a bad choice, the process can be expensive for financial assets and...

Divorce is always a difficult process, even if both spouses agree that it is the best thing for their futures. The most complicated and meaningful part of the process is dealing with the needs of children from the relationship. This may prove to be a...

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