Archive, May 2016.
How Can I Get Temporary Support?
During a divorce proceeding, many areas of life cease to be normal. You may have to change your schedule or your children's, you may have to make career changes, or you may simply have no money. If your issues are financial, however, there is a potential avenue by which you can stabilize things until a divorce decree is finalized. Temporary support may be available depending on the facts of your situation.
What is a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage?
Sometimes, when a couple decides to divorce, the dissolution can be completed in a much more direct and uncomplicated way than realized. Therefore, if your marriage is of relatively short duration, and you have few legal entanglements, you may be eligible for a procedure known as a simplified dissolution or uncontested divorce. Not every couple may use it; however, if you and your spouse fit the criteria, then it can save you significant time and trouble.
To Date or Wait During Divorce?
It is not uncommon for parties going through a divorce wanting to date prior to the formal conclusion of their divorce. However, many people often wonder if there is a legal prohibition against doing so. The short answer is ‘not technically,' but the long answer is that it can cost you significantly in the divorce process.
Financial Malfeasance and Divorce
Support obligations are enforced by Illinois law; however, some individuals do everything they can to avoid paying spousal or child support, or to harm or complicate the marital property settlement. While this is obviously never encouraged, it is important to be aware that these situations do occur.