Illinois divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
The court may award maintenance to either spouse for a period of time it considers just. Marital fault is not a factor. The factors to be considered are:
(1) the time necessary to acquire sufficient education and training to enable the s ... More details
Illinois divorce - Child custody.
Sole or joint custody may be awarded, based upon the best interests of the child and upon the following factors:
(1) preference of the child; (2) the wishes of the parents; (3) the child's adjustment to his or her home, school, and commu ... More details
Illinois divorce - Child support.
Either or both parents may be ordered to pay reasonable and necessary child support, without regard to marital fault or misconduct. If the official guidelines are not appropriate, the following factors are considered:
(1) the financial r ... More details
Illinois divorce - General Divorce Procedure.
To speed up the divorce procedure, Illinois encourages marital agreements. ... More details
Illinois divorce - Grounds for Illinois Divorce.
Illinois recognizes no-fault grounds for divorce, including irreconcilable differences and reconciliation has failed or further attempts will be impractical and the spouses have lived apart without cohabitation for two years. H ... More details
Illinois divorce - Legal Separation.
The petitioner must file for legal separation in the county where the respondent lives, or in the county where they last lived together as a man and wife. The petitioner may seek reasonable support and maintenance if without fault and living separate ... More details
Illinois divorce - Mediation or Counseling.
If the court or either spouse requests, the court may order a conciliation conference if there is a possibility of reconciliation. ... More details
Illinois divorce - Property Distribution.
Illinois is an "equitable distribution" state. Each spouse retains the non-marital (separate) property that he or she owned prior to the marriage and any property acquired by gift or inheritance during the marriage. The court will distribut ... More details
Illinois divorce - Residency Requirements.
In order to file for divorce in the state of Illinois, the filing spouse must have been a resident of Illinois for at least 90 days. ... More details
Illinois divorce - Rights to Maiden Name.
The wife may restore her maiden name upon request. ... More details
Illinois divorce - Spouse’s name.
Upon the wife's request, her maiden or former name will be restored. [750 Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated; Chapter 5, Section 413] ... More details
Illinois divorce - Title of Divorce action.
Petition for dissolution of Marriage. ... More details
Illinois divorce - Where to file for divorce.
The divorce may be filed in the county where either spouse resides. ... More details
Important documents after a divorce must be updated.
Couples who get divorced face many important issues: how to divide property, how much spousal support to give, and if children are involved, who will get custody of the children and what visitation rights the other spouse will have. Attention paid to ... More details
In a no-fault divorce action, spouses can terminate a marriage at will.
The spouse suing for divorce does not have to prove that the other spouse did something wrong. The concept of a no-fault divorce is that it doesn't matter who did what to whom that caused the marriage to break down; all that matters is that there is ... More details
In divorce, which spouse will get the pets.
You should try to work this out by agreement during the divorce case. If you can't, the judge will probably consider the best interests of the animal. For more information, consult with a family law attorney in your area. ... More details
Indiana divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
Maintenance will be awarded to a spouse who:
(1) is physically or mentally incapacitated to the extent that he or she is unable to support himself or herself or (2) lacks sufficient property to provide support for himself or herself and ... More details
Indiana divorce - Child custody.
Joint or sole custody is granted based on the best interests of the child, and based upon the following factors:
(1) the age and sex of the child; (2) the preference of the child; (3) the wishes of the parents; (4) the child's adjustment ... More details
Indiana divorce - Child support.
Either parent may be ordered to pay reasonable child support, without regard to marital fault, based on the following factors:
(1) the standard of living the child would have enjoyed if the marriage had not been dissolved; (2) the physic ... More details
Indiana divorce - General Divorce Procedure.
The court will grant a summary dissolution if:
1) 60 days have passed since filing for a petition for dissolution of marriage; ... More details