Category Archives: Illinois Family Law

How Can Alcohol, Marijuana, and Other Drugs Affect an Illinois Divorce?

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If you are considering a divorce in Illinois, you’ll also want to think about how the use of marijuana, alcohol, drugs, and other substances could impact your separation. How the Law Views Marijuana, Drugs, and Drinking Though it’s not legal on the federal level, marijuana is can be purchased and consumed in Illinois. However, you […]

Does an Affair or Adultery Impact a Divorce?

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You might be concerned that an affair or adultery will impact your divorce. Marital misconduct is not taken into consideration when dividing up property in Illinois or deciding a child custody arrangement, at least not formally. For the person who has been scorned, the desire for revenge can make the divorce and negotiations more difficult. […]

Major changes may be coming to Illinois Family Law

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A committee was established pursuant to a House resolution back by Speaker Michael Madigan rewrite the entire divorce act taking into account all the changes that have happened since it was enacted in 1977. Here are a few of the hundreds of proposed amendments to the marriage and divorce statutes: 1) No more grounds for […]

Financial Mistakes during Divorce

Financial Mistakes in Divoce

Divorce can be very financially bad for a family.  Two separate households increases the family’s bills substantially.  Double the utilities and housing payment.   That alone can break a family. Unfortunately, many families that are getting divorced had financial problems during their marriage which help lead to the divorce.  One or both spouses spent irresponsibility or […]