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Illinois families at higher risk of divorce when wife becomes ill

A joint study from Purdue and Iowa State Universities suggests marriages may be subject to greater strain and a higher likelihood of divorce when the wife confronts severe or chronic illness. According to the study, the health or lack thereof of the husband has no bearing on the overall divorce risk. The findings have implications for families in Illinois and across the nation regarding how spousal health and the attendant strains may impact marriage.

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.

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.

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