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Money problems can lead to divorce

Money problems are one of the many reasons why an Illinois couple may decide to get a divorce. Having a marriage full of financial issues can be extremely taxing to the point where constant arguments and bad feelings can ultimately lead to the end of a marriage. However, there are some solutions that can help get a marriage back on track.

Negotiating a parenting plan

When parents in Illinois divorce, both spouses are usually committed to maintaining a strong relationship with their children. This is why discussions about custody and parenting time can often trigger conflict in what might otherwise be an amicable divorce.

Why gray divorces are on the rise

In Illinois and across the country, an increasing number of Americans over the age of 50 are considering divorce. While the divorce rate for people of all ages has stabilized or even dropped since the mid-1990s, the opposite has been the case for people over 50. Unlike other demographic groups, Americans over 50 have doubled their rate of divorce since the 1990s, and approximately one-fourth of all divorces take place within the Baby Boomer generation.

Study finds that change in marriage roles could lead to divorce

A married Illinois couple who shares household duties and income earning from the beginning may be less likely to get divorced. On the other hand, a couple that begins with more "traditional" roles before transitioning toward the woman being the main breadwinner is more likely to experience marital problems. This is all according to a recent study by Swedish researchers.

Financial challenges for older people in divorce

Some married women in Illinois might be less likely than married men to have extensive knowledge about investment. According to a study published by UBS Global Wealth Management, 56 percent of married women do not participate in major financial planning and investment decision-making in their families. The report found that this was true of 54 percent of baby boomers and 61 percent of millennials.

New Illinois Divorce Laws - Removal and Relocation

Illinois divorce laws have changed, now allowing parents to move with their minor child across state lines without the Court's permission, with one catch: the move must not be more than 25 miles away from the minor child's current residence, depending on the County in which you live. Beginning on January 1, 2016 the Courts have adopted new guidelines as to relocation (formally known as "removal") of a minor child from their current residence.

New Illinois Divorce Laws - Custody and Visitation

As of January 1, 2016 Illinois has adopted new language in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act as it relates to child custody and visitation in divorce cases. These two words that we have all grown to know and love must now be removed from our vocabulary. Beginning January 1, 2016 the term "custody" is now known as "allocation of parental responsibilities". The term "visitation" has a slightly less wordy change to "parenting time". You may read the full statute here. The pertinent part is as follows:

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