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Is joint custody right for you?

As a parent in Illinois who's currently going through a divorce, there are likely many things on your mind regarding child custody. Who will be the primary custodial guardian? How will you divide the visitation schedule? Joint custody is also a potential option for you to look into, if your situation supports it.

How do I divide my artwork during divorce?

If you are an artist going through a divorce in Illinois, you may be concerned about what will happen to your artwork. Whether you are a composer, painter, sculptor or work with any other medium, assigning value and determining cost can make this one of the trickiest aspect of your case. We at the Law office of Kerley and Associates have experience helping clients divide many forms of property and can help you with the difficult task of dividing your artwork.

What unforeseen divorce hurdles may await you?

As a Springfield couple who has decided to go through with a divorce, you may think you've covered everything you need to know to be prepared for the financial, emotional and mental hardships that a divorce can bring on. At the law office of Kerley & Associates, we can provide you information on lesser known divorce hurdles as well, allowing for a truly rounded understanding of the difficulties you might face.

Illinois overhauls divorce laws

Legislation approved last year has brought changes to the rules governing divorce in Illinois. According to the Chicago Tribune, these are the first major changes to divorce laws since 1977, and they are sweeping changes that cover not only grounds for filing but also parenting time and child support payments. The new law also uses the term “spouse” so it is clear that all marriages are covered the same under the law.

Co-parent for your kids' sake

Getting divorced is not generally something most Illinois residents actually want to do even if they believe it is ultimately for the better. When minor children are involved, the reluctance to break up a family can be even greater. Parents understandably worry about the emotional health of their children as well as how they as parents can work effectively with their former spouses to raise their children together. Co-parenting may not be easy but it can be done in such a way that helps parents and kids alike.

How is property divided in an Illinois divorce?

Getting divorced can be an incredibly painful process. Not only are people struggling with the emotional impact of ending a marriage, they also need to deal with physically dividing their things. For many people, dividing assets turns into the most upsetting and contentious part of a divorce because it is tangible proof that one household is becoming two.

What do the new child support and custody laws mean?

While fewer people are getting divorced each year, the laws governing what will happen in these cases are constantly being analyzed and adjusted to ensure that you and your family will receive the best decision possible. This is especially true when it comes to children. The Daily Journal has reported that child support and custody laws in Illinois recently went through a major overhaul that could have a big effect on divorcing couples.

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