Posts Categorized: Divorce

Tactics to Effectively Manage Your Marital Finances

No one heads into a marriage preparing for a divorce. However, a significant number of marriages end in divorce and no small amount of them because of money. Being conscious of you and your spouse’s finances can not only help you avoid marriage troubles, it can also help both of you handle the financial repercussions of divorce, if that is where the road leads you.   Marital Money Tips   If you are getting married, newly married or you and your spouse are contemplating a divorce due to m...   Read more ...  

How Are Legal Settlements Treated in Divorce?

A $20 million wrongful conviction settlement received by Juan Rivera in 2015 raised a significant question for Illinois divorce courts: Was this settlement part of marital property? Rivera was convicted in 1992 of the rape and murder of a child in Illinois. During his imprisonment, Rivera met a woman and married in 2000. He was later cleared by DNA evidence and a court vacated his conviction in 2011, which led to Rivera suing various parties based on wrongful conviction. Had Rivera and his wife ...   Read more ...  

How to Get Through a Contentious Divorce

Going through a divorce is a difficult process. From making the decision to move forward to heading into court, there are many stops on the long road to the dissolution of your marriage. Along this path there are also many places for each spouse to make the situation more difficult for the other. A contentious divorce can take twice as long and cost twice as much as a divorce in which the spouses agree on how to move forward or are at least willing to work with one another. If you are facing a c...   Read more ...  

What Should I Know About Social Media During a Divorce?

In today’s world, we are all connected over the Internet. We text more than we call, we email more than we send letters, and we post about our lives on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. As innocuous as these communications and public posts may seem, they can become relevant during a divorce. Because so much of a person’s life is now online, these communications have become common evidence in court. People considering or going through a divorce need to understand how social me...   Read more ...  

How Long will my Divorce Take?

When you file for divorce, there really is no way to tell how long the process will take. In the past, Illinois couples who wanted to file for divorce based upon no-fault grounds (irreconcilable differences) had to show the court that they had lived separately for a period of time. This period of time was six months if both spouses wanted the divorce and two years if one spouse contested the divorce. Today, all divorces in Illinois are no-fault divorces and this waiting period has been eliminate...   Read more ...  

What To Do if you are Facing a False Accusation

When a couple divorces, there are bound to be hurt feelings. Hurt feelings can lead to individuals lashing out at each other, sometimes making threats and accusations. When you are going through the legal processes of a divorce, such as the determination of an appropriate parenting time agreement or the valuation of your marital property, assertions made about your current or previous conduct are taken seriously. And that could mean potentially losing out on property that is rightfully yours or ...   Read more ...  

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