Divorce will alter your life in many ways, including your approach to estate planning. You must consider what would happen to your children in the event that you pass on before they reach the legal age of 18, and your ex is unavailable or unwilling to take on full custody.
As you move toward your wedding day, you may discuss the pros and cons of a prenuptial agreement with your partner. If you decide against creating this document, you could regret it at some point in the future.
As you go through the divorce process, you understand how important it is to keep your children in mind. You want to do whatever you can to provide a routine that allows them to avoid disruption in their day-to-day life.
Many people find it difficult to create a prenuptial agreement, as it has you thinking about divorce before you ever walk down the aisle. The creation of a prenup does not mean you'll get divorced in the future. It simply means you're preparing yourself in the event that it happens.
Once you decide to tie the knot, you don't want to do anything to rock the boat. While everyone argues from time to time, you want to enjoy the time leading up to your wedding.
When you go to court over an issue that affects you and your family, it's important that you are protected and have a fair trial. For some families seeking divorce in the past, the courts weren't always fair. That has changed for them with the new Illinois Collaborative Process Act, which became effective on the first day of 2018.
Maybe you and your spouse have been chatting about divorce for quite some time. Or maybe you've been thinking about this, while your spouse doesn't believe too much is wrong with your marriage.
When you find that special someone and begin to plan your wedding, you'll have many details to work through.
When going through the divorce process, you may have some questions about spousal maintenance. While there is no guarantee this will come into play, there's a chance that it could be a sticking point as the process moves forward.
It can be a challenge to ask your spouse for a divorce. Unfortunately, this is just the beginning of the process.