Consider this number for a moment: 137,000,000,000.
Some divorces in Illinois and elsewhere can be settled relatively easily, with a judge's written decision being set forth in quite summary fashion. Other outcomes are a bit lengthier.
Spousal support in a divorce is judicially considered on a case-by-case basis. We note on our website at The Law Office of Jamie Mitchell that an Illinois court's consideration of alimony is pursuant to a two-step process.
We make a prominent military-specific observation linked with divorce on our Illinois family law website at The Law Office of Jamie Mitchell, LLC.
"Why would someone want to sign a legal document sealing their fate to get divorced?"
As is true with so many things in law, an answer to the above-posed headline query in today's blog post must be qualified.
A recent U.S. News & World Report article on family law duly notes the need for any individual facing material legal challenges to secure the services of a truly experienced attorney. That piece stresses that a person needing help likely has little or no background in what is a highly specialized and singular realm of focus.
Most people might candidly admit that it can be hard to decide at the end of a long day something as seemingly simple as what to cook for dinner or what television program to watch.
Divorce might be an entirely new experience for you as an ex-spouse and parent. Conversely, you might have been down the dissolution road more than once before.
Legions of divorced individuals in Illinois and nationally immediately - and happily - note a bottom-line improvement in their lives following divorce.