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Evaluating the prevalence of divorce

When someone decides to file for divorce, they may have to deal with a host of legal matters, from the division of marital property to spousal support and child custody. In Belleville, Illinois, and the rest of America, many people tie the knot and expect to remain married for the rest of their life. However, divorce has become rather prevalent in the United States and it is imperative for anyone who is thinking about separating from their spouse to understand some of the issues they may face and prepare for divorce properly.

Blake Shelton and wife announce separation

When married couples determine that divorce is necessary, they may face a number of stress-inducing issues as they move forward with their separation. In Belleville, Illinois, and all over the United States, divorce may lead to disagreements over property division, child support, parenting time and a host of other divorce legal issues. As a result, couples who are filing for divorce need to take everything into account and approach divorce correctly. When couples rush to divorce unprepared, the experience may be unnecessarily frustrating, costly and time-consuming.

How to talk to children about divorce

Parents in Illinois who have made the decision to divorce have a number of decisions to make regarding property division, custody and support payments. However, one of the most difficult aspects of the process may be breaking the news to children. Handling the situation correctly can help children cope with the news and adjust to the new family dynamic.

How are contested and uncontested divorces different?

When you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, there will be a number of decisions to make regarding property division and any children you might have. In Illinois, you have the option to do a contested or an uncontested divorce. There are significant differences between the two.

Illinois business owners going through divorce: Heed these tips

Couples in Illinois on the brink of divorce are typically putting together financial statements in advance of the upcoming property division. Among the items included in these statements may be bank accounts, the house and vehicles. A spouse who owns a business should be aware that the company could also be affected by the separation.

The advantages of a prenuptial agreement

One of the most stressful aspects of any divorce is often property division. At Johnson & Johnson, Attorneys at Law, we know that resolving these issues as quickly and fairly as possible is your top priority. There are certain measures that can help to simplify the process, such as having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.

What is considered marital property in Illinois?

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.

Studies: Social media taking a negative toll on relationships

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.

Retirement accounts and property division considerations

Many Illinois residents rely on their retirement savings to serve as a primary source of income once they stop working. Retirement accounts are generally subject to property division proceedings in divorce, which means that they can be valuated and distributed with other marital assets. Understanding how various types of retirement accounts are identified and divided under the law can go a long way to help ensure that people’s long-term savings are protected after divorce.

Advantages and disadvantages of fault divorce

Illinois is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that you and/or your spouse can end your union without proving that any wrongdoing occurred in your marriage. No-fault divorce is the simpler and less acrimonious option in many cases, but it is not always the most appropriate choice. Understanding when and how establishing fault affects divorce proceedings can help you decide if it is the right option in your specific case.

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