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How Long Does Divorce Take in Illinois?

For many, the divorce process is the most stressful event they will ever go through. Divorcing parties normally just want to move on with their lives. The last thing either spouse wants is for the process to drag on. Thankfully, unlike other states, Illinois does not impose a “cooling off” period on those seeking a divorce. However, Illinois imposes...

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How Much Is Child Support in Illinois?

Once the court has allocated significant decision-making responsibility and determined a permanent parenting plan—both in the best interest of the child, it will determine the child support obligations for either or both parents. Note that the primary residential parent is not necessarily always the recipient of child support. Sometimes the parent with less parenting time receives support from the...

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What is Collaborative Divorce in Illinois and Do I Need a Lawyer?

Divorce can be one of the most emotional and financially taxing events in a person’s life. Not only must you make sense of a failed intimate relationship, but you may also be doing so under diminished capacity. You’re simply not yourself during a divorce. Before, you were confident, reasonable, fair-minded, and thoughtful. Now it may take everything you have...

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How To Get a Divorce in Illinois

Divorce is one of the most difficult experiences a person can endure. In addition to losing a cherished relationship, one must navigate a complex and uncertain legal process. For short marriages with no children and minimal assets, the State of Illinois provides guidance documents to assist in getting the process started. Divorce with children or shared significant assets is...

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What Happens When You File for Divorce First?

When you file for divorce first, you become the plaintiff in the case. This means that you may have a bit more control over the case. For example, the plaintiff can drop the case as long as they do so before the defendant’s spouse files an answer. Timing Advantages of Filing First Assuming that your spouse is not also...

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I Need a Divorce Lawyer and Have No Money

Many people need a divorce lawyer but cannot afford to pay expensive legal fees. Fortunately, you may be able to find representation through a local legal aid society or volunteer lawyers organization. Many of these organizations provide low-cost or even free legal services to qualifying individuals. These organizations also offer additional resources that may help you with your divorce....

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