I have been working to convert this website into a resource for prospective clients and people who generally need help. Along those lines, I am working to overhaul the content on the main webpage to serve as a FAQ for the different practice areas I handle.
First up in the Family Law section of this website. Although the top-level page has not been updated (and if you have suggestions about how I should structure it, I would love the input), I have added content explaining several frequently asked questions for people who end up on a lawyer’s webpage about divorce.
- Should you get divorced? A divorce can help you solve some serious problems with your spouse, but counseling or other types of legal proceedings may be a better choice.
- Residency requirements for divorce. You can file for divorce in Illinois the instant you establish your residency here. A lot of people misunderstand this. This page helps explain what the law actually says.
- Grounds for divorce. We have a no-fault divorce option in Illinois, but you still have to prove that you are entitled to avail yourself of it.
- Where (physically) do you file for divorce? There are a lot of different courts available in this state. Although I recommend that you get a lawyer to help you out, if you have to go to the courthouse to file your divorce petition yourself this page will explain what type of court to file your divorce petition in and where that court is located.
I hope to supplement that content incrementally to explain major questions at each step of the case e.g. what to do once you file, how to get your spouse to contribute to your attorney fees, how to get interim child and spousal support, how to finalize the case, how to get permanent support, etc.
Let me know what you think and what questions you would like answered.