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Divorce tends to rise at the start of a new year

For Illinois residents who are confronted by the emotional upheaval of a potential divorce, it might seem counterintuitive for there to be certain times of the year when more people decide to move forward with the end of a marriage. However, it is statistically true that divorce happens more frequently at the start of a new year. There are many theories as to why this is the case. Regardless of why a person decides that their family dispute has reached a point of no return and they want to divorce, having legal assistance could be one of the most important factors in achieving a satisfactory resolution.

The difference between marital and separate property

Couples may not always think of property in terms of marital property and separate property. However, the distinction becomes especially important when a couple decides to divorce. The significance is a big one because generally only marital property is subject to the division process during divorce. Therefore, divorcing couples should know the difference between marital property and separate property so that they can develop a legal strategy that furthers their interests.

How to handle dividing a business during a divorce

Property division is a major part of the divorce process and can be challenging for many couples. The family law system provides a process for divorcing couples to value property and work out a property division settlement agreement that both spouses can live with.

What to expect when spousal support is requested during divorce

Spousal support can be one of the most stressful parts of a divorce, which is why it helps for divorcing couples to know how spousal support is determined. In essence, spousal support is requested by one of the spouses and the family law court will evaluate the request based on a number of factors.

How is property division handled in Illinois?

The property division process can cause anxiety for some divorcing spouses, which is why they should understand the process and what to expect from it. Making sure they have all their questions answered can help divorcing spouses better prioritize their interests and reach a fair settlement.

Differences between fixed and reasonable visitation plans

If one has gone through a divorce, or have always been separate from their child's parent, it is possible that their parenting rights have been downgraded or maybe they were never fully established. When a parent builds up to achieving custody, they may have to pass other benchmarks in the child custody process. One of those benchmarks may be achieving visitation rights.

Midwest man who won lottery must split winnings in divorce

Can you imagine playing the lotto and actually winning a top prize? Many can, and that's the draw that state and national lotteries have across the country. Although the odds may be against you, there are grand prize winners, fairly frequently. A Midwest man recently bought a ticket to a state lottery and won over $30 million.

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