Category: Divorce

Belleville Family Law Blog

In many divorces, one of the big questions is “Who gets to keep the house?” Recent developments have added a new wrinkle to this common question, and many divorcing couples are now asking, “Who gets to keep the mortgage rate?”...

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...

The decision to enlist an attorney for your divorce largely depends on your unique situation. Whether you choose to seek legal counsel or navigate the divorce process on your own is entirely up to you. However, this significant choice warrants careful consideration as it can...

When it comes to family law, January is a peculiar month. A surge in the number of couples opting for divorce occurs year after year. This trend, understandably, raises many questions. As January unfolds, divorce rates experience a noticeable spike, leading to January being dabbed...

Navigating post-divorce life looks different for every person. Some pursue singlehood and focus on their careers, while others choose to commit to a relationship again. Even if recent statistics show that remarriage has declined over the past two decades, 50% of divorced Americans still want...

Divorce is a complex process that requires careful thought and numerous important decisions. One of the first and most significant choices a couple faces when ending their marriage is determining whether the divorce will be contested or uncontested. This decision is not just about understanding...

The ideal divorce scenario is for couples to resolve their issues with little to no conflict. Unfortunately, this is not the reality of most cases. Between financial discrepancies and child custody disputes, divorcing parties often disagree on countless concerns. Thus, a deposition is one of...

People often associate prenuptial agreements with distrust. They feel like their spouse is already premeditating a divorce even before the wedding. However, prenups can help couples avoid divorce by fostering open communication and setting financial expectations. Your potential spouse trusts you enough to talk to...

To care for a vulnerable person is an honorable pursuit. In Illinois, a guardian is an individual or institution appointed by the court to manage the affairs of their ward, who is a mentally or physically disabled adult. The state’s courts started recognizing a guardian’s...

During a divorce, couples have several options regarding what to do with their house. Each option comes with its advantages and disadvantages, and the most suitable choice depends on the specific circumstances each person is facing and their hopes for the future. If you’re divorcing,...

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