Now that Halloween is over, it seems that everyone is looking forward towards the holidays. For those who do not yet have a holiday parenting time schedule in place, this can be worrisome. However, there are some common-sense ways to deal with establishing a holiday parenting time schedule. First, make a list of the holidays
It is common for parties to live apart throughout the divorce proceedings. Sometimes a spouse may move in with a friend or family member. Maybe the parties can afford the rent for an apartment on top of their monthly mortgage for the marital residence. Perhaps the parties own more than one residence, to begin with.
Typically, when a court in the State of Illinois enters a child support order, payments are ordered to be sent to the Illinois State Disbursement Unit or to the Clerk of the County’s Circuit Court. The parties can enter into a written agreement that details alternative arrangements for the support payments, provided that the court
Whether or not one has to attend the finalization of the divorce depends on the situation. Generally, the petitioner (the person who filed) has to attend, so they can prove their case. If the respondent is represented by counsel or otherwise signs off on all documents and consents to the divorce, the Respondent does not
Whether you are about to get divorced, are in the process, or have already divorced, dividing retirement accounts in divorce properly is important and can be a little confusing. It can also be difficult dealing with the third-party agencies that handle the pension or retirement accounts. For starters, Illinois is an equitable division State which
Permanent maintenance is often granted when the parties had a long marriage and there is no termination date in site. However, permanent maintenance does not necessarily mean it can never be terminated. Permanent maintenance can be reviewed after a certain period of time. It can be modified/terminated at any time after a finding of a