Divorce isn’t easy. Even a friendly divorce can be painful and emotionally draining. An ISBA member lawyer will help you find satisfying solutions to issues like child custody, division of assets and support. He or she will also help you to settle disputes in the most timely and cost-effective manner, so you can pick up the pieces and move forward.

Legal Resources: Marriage and Divorce

Before a judge will grant a divorce, a party must prove grounds. Some grounds that may be used are irreconcilable differences, mental cruelty, physical cruelty, habitual drunkenness or a drug...


One of the most painful and expensive disputes that divorcing parents have is custody of a child or a visitation schedule.

The court determines custody of the children in accordance with...


A new, less emotional method of divorce is gaining acceptance by couples. Called "collaborative divorce," the approach seeks to minimize the conflict, pain and anguish of a traditional divorce...


Getting a divorce is a tough, emotional decision for most couples. The process can be easier if each of the divorcing spouses has confidence in their attorney.
Most divorcing couples find an...


While divorce is the most common means of dissolving a marriage, annulment is also a way to end a marriage in certain instances. When the court rules that a marriage is annulled, it is saying that...


The "Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act" provides for the solemnization and registration of marriage. The law's stated purpose is to "strengthen and preserve the integrity of...


Several for-profit web sites now offer fill-in-the-blank divorce court forms for so-called "simple" divorces. These sites claim to provide the necessary paperwork for people to represent...


When a married couple decides to divorce, there are a number of legal steps the couple must take before the divorce can be granted.

The first is to file a petition for divorce. In Illinois...


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