For many couples in Illinois who are going through a divorce, one of the main concerns is the children. Divorce can be a difficult process on children and many parents want to make sure it is as easy as possible on the children. One of the aspects that is a major concern is the children's financial needs. Parents generally want to ensure that a child's standard of living stays basically the same as it was during the marriage.
Many families in Illinois would love to have children, but are unable to for one reason or another. There are options available for these families and many of them will turn to adoption in order to have children. There are also many women in Illinois who have children before they are ready to be mothers or who know they will not be able to properly care for their children. As a result, adoption entails family legal issues for both adoptive parents as well as for biological parents.
When two people get married, they start to share their lives with each other. If they should happen to get a divorce, they will also have to divide what they had been sharing. This can cause some disputes if both spouses want a certain piece of property or if one spouse has to give a significant portion of a bank or retirement account to the other spouse. However, under Illinois law, the couple must have an equitable division of the marital property. So, it is important to understand what is considered marital property in Illinois.
The holiday season is officially here. While it's understandable how you can get caught up in everything this entails, it's important not to overlook your legal affairs for too long -- especially if you are considering or are already in the middle of a divorce.
With the recent news surrounding NFL running back Ray Rice's domestic assault case, there is a lot of attention being paid to domestic violence in general. This is an issue that is unfortunately prevalent in Illinois as well as the rest of the nation. Domestic violence, which can involve more than just physical abuse, can be very traumatizing and in many instances the victims need legal help in dealing with the situation. However, many domestic violence victims may not know where or how to obtain that help.