There are a lot of reasons why couples divorce. Some divorce because of infidelity, substance abuse, or one partner’s criminal activity. Other couples divorce because the pressures their children, their careers, and other external factors put on their marriages become too much to bear, driving the couple apart. No matter what drives a couple apart, divorce is a better choice than remaining in an unhappy, unhealthy marriage.
If you and your spouse have no chance of reconciling and rebuilding your marriage, it is time to take steps toward divorce. One of the first steps to take is to learn about the divorce process. This will make it feel less intimidating and make it easier for you to discuss your divorce with your lawyer and your spouse.
Before you file for divorce in Illinois, familiarize yourself with the state’s rules and required processes. These include:
A divorce settlement is comprised of a few different legal orders. These include:
Obviously, a divorce settlement does not have to include all of these orders. If you do not have children, yours will not include a parenting plan or child support order. If you have a prenuptial agreement in place that lays out how you want your property to be divided in the event of your divorce, your property division order will follow its guidelines.
When you know your marriage is over, the best person to speak with about the situation is an experienced divorce lawyer. Contact our team at Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd. today to schedule your free legal consultation in our office to learn more about the divorce process and what you can expect from it.
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