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Importance of prenups when remarrying in Illinois

Prenuptial agreements are often very important for people who are preparing to marry. They especially should be considered by those who are marrying for a second or subsequent time, especially in the event that one or both parties have children from a previous relationship.

Attorneys may use Facebook posts in divorce cases

Many Illinois residents use Facebook and other social media sites as a way to communicate with others while providing a record of their daily lives. However, because it can be difficult to keep some of the information that may be shared private, the discovery of this information can result in marital breakdowns. Divorces that occur due to social media or networking sites are referred to as " Facebook divorces."

How can paternity be established in Illinois?

Some parents in Illinois might benefit from learning more about how paternity is established in the state. Paternity may be described as the legal relationship between a child and the father. When a child is born out of wedlock, the father has limited legal rights until paternity has been established. If the mother was married when the child was conceived or born, her husband, or ex-husband, is recognized as the father.

Orders of protection during divorce proceedings

Spouses in Illinois sometimes wish to get an order of protection put in place before, during or after a divorce. An order of protection may be necessary when one spouse has committed acts of violence during the marriage. In other cases, an individual may wish to assert some legal boundaries after a divorce to prevent their ex-spouse from stalking or harassing.

Why Americans shouldn't worry about the divorce rate

Although most Illinois residents have probably heard that about 50 percent of all U.S. marriages end in divorce, new statistics indicate this is no longer true. According to a New York Times blog, not only does the high amount of divorces that took place in the 1970s and 1980s seem to be an anomaly, but the divorce rate also seems to be declining.

Challenges in Illinois paternity cases

Involvement of both parents in the life of their child can be beneficial for that child, but uncertainties about paternity can create stress as well as questions for various parties. There are various scenarios that could result in a paternity challenge, and either a mother or a father can make such a challenge. Proper identification of a biological father is helpful due to the legal, relational and medical benefits that are available to a child whose parentage is known. However, errors in identification can occur either due to problems with testing or falsification of information.

Legal divorce requirements in Illinois

The legal requirements for divorce may vary from state to state. For example, in Illinois, at least one spouse must have lived in the state for a minimum of 90 days. On the other hand, there is no waiting period to have a divorce finalized. Individuals can seek a no fault divorce after they have been separated for a minimum of two years. A no fault divorce means that a spouse does not have to prove that the other did anything wrong. The grounds for a no-fault divorce are simply that the relationship is beyond repair.

Let our law firm help you with your spousal support order

When dealing with the issue of spousal support or maintenance, formerly termed alimony, many divorcing couples are faced with a variety of complications. Serving the greater Illinois area, my experience as a spousal maintenance attorney allows me to understand those complications so that I can offer you the assistance you need. I have worked hard for more than two decades helping individuals achieve a fair spousal maintenance order. If you believe you deserve spousal maintenance, I may be able to assist you with your case.

Illinois alimony calculations

Previously, it was difficult to predict whether a court would grant an alimony request in a divorce case or how much alimony a person could expect to receive or be ordered to pay. The Illinois legislature changed that recently by instituting statutory guidelines for courts to use in determining both alimony award amounts as well as the duration of payments based on the relative incomes of the parties and the length of the marriage. it will go into effect at the start of 2015.

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