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The end of a marriage can arise from various issues and factors


Couples in Illinois who are considering the end of a marriage might be surprised about a few facts regarding the process. One is that, statistically, February is one of the most common months in which people decide to move forward with a divorce. Research has shown that fewer people get divorced toward the end of a year in November and December, and instead wait until the early months of the new year to end their marriage. This could have to do with finances as people typically have more bills during the holiday season.

When are prenuptial agreements unenforceable in Illinois?


Couples in Illinois might, for a variety of reasons, decide that prior to getting married they want to draft a prenuptial agreement. While prenuptial agreements are often seen as a negative, in reality they can help a couple to protect themselves in the event that they choose to divorce.

Experienced legal help in Illinois child custody cases


Few issues are more difficult to deal with than when an Illinois couple shares a child but is no longer together. Custody of children will often be in dispute with ancillary issues coming to the forefront. Some parents will try to use the child as a weapon to hurt the other parent because of the manner in which the relationship came undone. Other parents will have viable reasons why they want to have the child the majority of the time with the other parent granted little, if any, time with the child.

Modifications and when showing circumstance change is not needed


With support obligations in Illinois, a common question that people ask is when there can be a post-divorce modification. This can apply to alimony, child support and other payments that one spouse is required to make to the other as part of the divorce order. When one spouse requests modification, that spouse may have to show a substantial change in circumstances, thus making the change necessary. In other instances, however, the spouse need not show a substantial change in circumstances.

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