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June 2019 Archives

Divorcing without conflict: The importance of self-care

If you are planning to file for divorce in Illinois, it is important for you to understand that the process does not have to be as difficult and unsettling as you may imagine. Though your perception of the situation may stem from what you see on television and hear in the media and entertainment industries, many couples enjoy amicable separations with minimal conflict and challenges. 

Study says certain wedding dates linked to divorce

People in Illinois might think that disagreements about money or whether to have children could raise their divorce risk, but some studies show that choosing certain wedding days could be a predictor for divorce. According to a study conducted at the University of Melbourne, choosing certain wedding dates could indicate that the couple is at a higher risk for divorce.

Student loan debt and the divorce process

During a divorce in Illinois, decisions have to be made about the division of both assets and debt, and this includes student loans. Like other forms of debt, any student loans taken before the marriage began will be the sole responsibility of the original borrower. When student loans are taken out during a marriage, however, things become a bit more complicated. In community property states, student loans are divided equally between spouses automatically, but Illinois is not one of those states.

The ins and outs of handling job loss during a divorce

For most couples in Illinois, the process of ending a marriage is more than enough to have on their plates. Unfortunately, there are times when one of the divorcing spouses also loses his or her job during this time of transition. Several factors come into play when this happens.

How to successfully co-parent during the summer

Divorced parents in Illinois may need to revise their co-parenting plans for the summer. As children get older, their needs change, and they may want to spend more time with friends or have other obligations. Parents should try to work out summer plans as early as possible, so their children know what to expect.

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