What is Divorce Discovery and How Does it Work?

When you decide to file for divorce with a Naperville lawyer, there are a few common first steps you’ll take to get the process started. If you’re the spouse filing, you (along with your Naperville attorney, of course) will file your Petition For Dissolution Of Marriage. Soon after, discovery will take place – at least in most divorces it will.

Discovery can be as simple or long and tedious as both the spouses and law firms would like to make it. But what is discovery and what purpose does it serve? We discuss this and more below!

Continue reading “What is Divorce Discovery and How Does it Work?”

Child Custody vs. Parental Responsibility: What’s the Difference?

Child custody is often one of the most hotly contested issues in any divorce. While these efforts are sometimes well-intentioned, spouses fight over children as a means to hurt the other, harming the emotions and stability of children in the process. But this isn’t an issue any longer.

As of January 1, 2016, new updates to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution Of Marriage Act (IMDMA) have done away with the idea of child custody in favor of what is referred to as “parental responsibility.”

But, what does this mean for your divorce and more importantly, your children and your time with them following your divorce?

Continue reading “Child Custody vs. Parental Responsibility: What’s the Difference?”

Your Questions About Child Support Percentages In Illinois Answered

In any divorce proceeding, your kids are your primary concern. Not only do they often not understand what is going on, but their financial, physical, and emotional needs during this time can make it difficult to continue on with “normal” life, no matter how hard you try.

Luckily, this struggle doesn’t continue forever. The closure of a divorce alleviates a lot of tension in most families, allowing parents to better care for their offspring and share parenting time once a case is closed and issues, such as child support, are resolved.

One of the most common questions we receive from both mothers and fathers is “How is the payment calculated?” If you’ve been wondering the same, you’ll find all of the information and answers you need in this article.

Continue reading “Your Questions About Child Support Percentages In Illinois Answered”

Divorce 101: Your Naperville IL Attorney Explains Everything You Should Know

No couple gets married and plans on one day getting divorced. After all, you’ve built a life together, often with children, a home, vehicles, bank accounts, property and more.

Unfortunately, this can complicate the process, especially if you aren’t sure what to expect or how it will work.

Of course, no ordinary individual is an “expert” on the divorce process. In all likelihood, you haven’t been married and divorced before and even if you have, every case proceeds differently.

Though the end of a marriage can be both financially, mentally, and emotionally taxing, understanding the process and what to expect can make everything more tolerable as you put your new life together. In this article, we’re discussing some of the most factors of any divorce whether you live in DuPage, Will, Kendall, or Kane County.

Continue reading “Divorce 101: Your Naperville IL Attorney Explains Everything You Should Know”