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Social media and divorce

People all throughout Belleville, Illinois, and beyond rely on social media outlets to communicate and share content on both a personal and professional level. Not only do social media websites like Facebook and Twitter make it possible for families and friends to keep in touch but they also provide a way for strangers to connect. Given that such websites and online tools have been incorporated into so many lives and lifestyles, it only makes sense that they would also play a role in personal relationships. One recent study exploring the possible correlation between social media use and relationship issues like divorce contributes to the ever-expanding compensation of modern life and relationships in this country.

Divorce and taxes

It’s that time of year again in Illinois when the breeze carries the sweet scent of spring and everyone begins looking forward to warmer days to come. It’s also that time of year when taxes are on most people’s minds, no matter if they filed on time or not. For all of those that are considering divorce or are in the midst of dissolving their marriage, it’s important to understand how this type of life change affects people during tax season.

The enemy of fair divorce litigation: social media

While most Belleville, Illinois, residents may be accustomed to using popular social media sites like Facebook and Twitter on a daily basis, there are instances when posting something as simple as a photo or status update is inadvisable. Social media is playing an increasing role in divorce litigation around the country, and can have serious consequences on the outcome of a case. Here are a few key points about the dangers of social media figuring into a divorce dispute.
When facing divorce litigation, it’s important to remember that many seemingly private factors can come in to play, like job applications, credit card statements, and social media accounts. And when it comes to anything posted online, nothing is sacred.

Understanding how higher education can factor into a divorce

Given that costs relating to higher education can reach astronomical heights, the investment of obtaining a degree or certificate should always be seriously considered in the light of whether or not it is affordable. Higher education expenses play a significant role in family finances in the state of Illinois and beyond, and are also known to be a major factor in many divorce cases. It’s for that reason that anyone facing the prospect of divorce should seek sound legal counsel to determine whether or not higher education bills incurred by the individual, their spouse or their child may be presented in their divorce settlement.

Future of company questioned in divorce

Even when couples do not own a home together or possess large amounts of assets in Illinois, the process of dividing property at the end of a marriage can be challenging. Often times, it can be difficult to determine which pieces of property were accumulated prior to the marriage, and whether or not anything was given or received as a gift. In one high-profile divorce case, questions were raised over whether or not the husband and stakeholder in his oil corporation may lose a large number of his company shares to property division.

The dangers of unlawful divorce services

Everyone has the right to sound legal counsel in the event they have difficulties in their lives. In fact, it’s always recommended that individuals facing issues like divorce and/or child custody disputes consult a reputable family law attorney for invaluable advice and feedback. Belleville, Illinois, residents must be wary of individuals and organizations promoting themselves as offering legal services because they may not actually be qualified to do so. One man was recently found guilty of unlawfully providing divorce services to a client, illustrating just how prevalent such illegal practices are across the country.

The do's and don'ts of divorce

While emotions certainly do play an important role in how people relate to themselves and others, responding emotionally to a crisis situation can have serious consequences on the ultimate outcome of the event. And given that divorce can be considered a crisis for those that find themselves confronted with it, it's important to consider how one's emotions may affect the divorce process. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when faced with divorce in the state of Illinois.

Economic troubles may influence divorce rates

Serious financial issues have struck families throughout Belleville, Illinois, and cities all across the country in recent years. Countless individuals that were once financially independent and secure in their livelihoods encountered sudden and devastating setbacks like job loss and bankruptcy, and many are only now beginning to rebound financially. It’s no wonder, then, that so many people have learned to delay plans and hold off on making large investments until they are better off. In fact, there is evidence to suggest that thousands of married couples even put off divorce until they could afford it.

Getting the divorce information you need

When individuals are faced with the end of their marriage, they can often be overwhelmed by the emotional, financial, and practical implications of the separation. After all, divorce is a life-changing event that few people anticipate ever experiencing in their lives. That’s why it’s very important that individuals understand the divorce process and their role in it. By asking questions and gaining insight from a knowledgeable and reputable Illinois family law attorney, a person can proceed with the confidence and awareness they need to move forward and move on.

Many still denied divorce equality

Same-sex marriage was just recently legalized in the state of Illinois. However, the majority of states in the union do not recognize the legitimacy of same-sex marriages under the law. As a result, many couples are left in legal limbo in regards to marriage and divorce issues. In fact, some individuals seeking to end their marriage have little to no legal recourse because of where they live.

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