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Why would anyone choose legal separation rather than divorce?

Some Illinois couples find that they can no longer live together, but instead of ending their marriages, they choose legal separations instead. Why would they decide not to file for divorce? It is important to note that it is not merely a matter of living apart -- for a separation to be legal, the court must be petitioned.

Property division addressed in a prenup can give peace of mind

Many people in Illinois wait until they have established a career before they enter into marriage. By that time, both parties might have acquired assets such as a home, a vehicle and possibly a business. It would only be natural to want to protect those assets, and the best way to ensure fair property division in the unfortunate event of a divorce is to sign a prenuptial agreement. The same applies to those entering into second or subsequent marriages.

Divorce after a short marriage -- what about spousal support?

Impulsion has come back to bite many people in Illinois and elsewhere. Those who marry impulsively may find that the decision could have far-reaching consequences if a divorce soon results. Even though a particular marriage may be short-lived, the legal impact could be long-lasting. Many Illinois spouses who file for divorce after marriages that lasted for only weeks or months may have questions about alimony.

Child custody and visitation before finalization of divorce

When couples in Belleville, Illinois, file for a divorce, many months or even years might go by before it is finalized. What happens to child custody and visitation during that time? The fact that the parents are in the throes of divorce indicates conflict, so it might not be a situation where parents can continue their child-related routines without encountering problems.

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