Military families across the state of Illinois and the entire country are confronted by a number of unique challenges, including extended deployments and assignment transfers. And while such factors can have a profound impact on family life at any time, they can play a major role in military divorce and child custody proceedings. That is why it is important for service members and their families to consider whether and how child custody arrangements may be affected by their active duty military status.
Military families across the state of Illinois and the entire country are confronted by a number of unique challenges, including extended deployments and station changes. It is for that reason that we here at Johnson & Johnson, Attorneys at Law, understand just how complex military divorces can be for all parties involved. No matter if you are a member of the Armed Forces or are married to a retired service member, it can be incredibly helpful to understand some of the complications and difficulties you may encounter during divorce proceedings.
While prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly common among Illinois couples at all income levels, they are typically used in marriages involving substantial amounts of assets. The divorce settlement recently reached in one high-profile case reflects the fact that a prenuptial agreement was never signed by the two parties involved.
Prenuptial agreements are contracts that couples agree to at the time of marriage in order to account for a substantial disparity in incomes and/or assets between the two parties. As a result, they are legally binding and enforceable at the time of divorce. That does not necessarily mean, however, that people seeking divorce in the state of Illinois cannot challenge the terms of their prenup agreement.
A recent blog post discussed the difficulties faced by people when it comes to dividing assets at the end of a marriage and how it is important for people to have a clear understanding of what their assets and debts are. However, people in Illinois should also understand how property division works to avoid any unnecessary complications from arising during the divorce process.
While the legal process of filing for divorce can be complex enough, dealing with the practical and emotional components of ending a marriage can take a toll on the entire family.
When discussing many family law issues, the conversation often revolves around what to do and how to act during litigation. And while some divorce issues must be resolved in court, there are quite a few things that Belleville, Illinois, residents can do before and during the early stages of divorce to help guarantee that the entire process goes as smoothly as possible for everyone involved.
Same-sex couples throughout the state of Illinois and across the country have been confronted with complex legal issues concerning the status of their relationships for years now, and despite the fact that same-sex marriage has been legalized in Illinois, many other states don’t currently acknowledge such unions. Interestingly, however, one state that refuses to grant gay marriage has recognized a same-sex divorce for the first time.
As couples age together, they share new experiences and difficulties. From raising a family to losing loved ones to gaining and losing employment, married couples throughout Illinois are confronted with an array of challenges and happy moments. And as a couple’s shared experiences accumulate, their individual and collective perspective also tends to shift. Perhaps that is why divorce between older couples often plays out differently than others.
A couple can accumulate a substantial portfolio of assets during the course of a marriage, which must be valued and divided upon the marriage’s end. And while the property division process can be fairly straightforward in many cases, countless couples across the state of Illinois and beyond are confronted with serious issues over the fair division of assets. Here are a few factors and suggestions individuals should keep in mind as they approach their divorce to ensure that it is not only equal but fair too.