Divorce is never easy, but it can be particularly complex when one or both parties are active duty military. While military divorces have a lot in common with civilian divorces, there are special factors unique to these Illinois families that could have a significant impact on the final divorce order.
Most couples have heard about prenuptial agreements. In fact, if you or your spouse suggested such an agreement before you married, it may have caused some tension between you. Perhaps you and your partner ultimately discarded the idea, but now that you've been married awhile, you are starting to regret that you didn't follow through.
While it is always beneficial when a child can remain with one or both of his or her biological parents, it is not always possible. There are a variety of circumstances that may necessitate another adult stepping in and acting as guardian on behalf of a child, but the legal process of establishing this sort of protection can be arduous, even when it is clearly in the best interests of the child.
It is no secret that money is one of the most contentious issues in any Illinois divorce. Emotions and disagreements can quickly derail positive discussions over a financial settlement, particularly when there are valuable assets or a significant amount of money at stake.
Joint custody is a type of custody arrangement that may allow two spouses to provide their children a strong relationship with both parents while still clearly outlining their individual parental rights and responsibilities.
Before two people walk down the aisle, they naturally expect their future marriage to work out. A prenup sounds, to many people, like an expectation of divorce. However, it opens up discussion about important financial matters and values. Even the best-laid plans for marriage can go awry unpredictably, so a prenup can actually strengthen a marriage before it begins by getting you on the same page, as well as make things smoother if the marriage began to suffer.