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December 2013 Archives

January most common month for divorce, experts say

In a month typified by its association with "fresh starts," it may seem unsurprising that January is the most common month for a marital separation to take place. Illinois residents facing divorce may choose to do so after the holidays have passed. However, divorce always brings with it a unique set of challenges to be faced down by both spouses.

Is divorce for military families in Illinois on the decline

A recent study has led experts at the Rand Corporation to believe that the prevalence of separations in military families is steadily declining. The company launched the study of military divorce trends this year, and has found that by and large, soldiers have stayed together more regularly. Illinois servicemen and women may still benefit by maintaining a full and comprehensive understanding of the divorce process as it pertains to military benefits and other special circumstances, however.

A divorce after New Years has benefits for Illinois residents

It can be agreed that there is no ideal time to file for a separation from a romantic partner. However, some believe that Illinois residents seeking divorce may benefit from waiting until January to do so, rather than beginning the process at year's end. For a variety of reasons, waiting until after the holiday season to file for divorce can make life easier for both parties.

Understanding process critical to successful divorce

When a couple decides to separate, many questions arise on both sides of the negotiation table. Illinois residents who have experienced divorce can speak to the fact that it can be tremendously confusing to the layman. That is why so many experts agree that being educated about individual rights and responsibilities under state law in a divorce situation can make such a big difference in keeping things on track and efficient with an eye toward a mutually satisfactory settlement.

Taxes are important to consider in Illinois divorce settlements

It is no secret that dividing assets can be among the most challenging parts of a separation. Illinois residents experiencing divorce will attest to the fact that seeking equitable division of money and property can be time-consuming and stressful. Understanding how asset division works in one's home state, as well as understanding how taxation of those assets functions, can go a long way towards smoothing the road towards a new life for each spouse.

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