This post is written to conclude and recap my series on the handling and litigation of Peoria, Illinois divorce cases. I decided to write on this topic due to the fact that, for obvious reasons, many people are unsure of what steps to take when their marriage is coming to an end. Failing to take immediate action, however, can result in damage to your long-term future. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will help people to more fully understand their given situation. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I discussed several issues over the course of my recent articles. Matters which I explained include:
- Initiating a divorce in Illinois
- Property division in an Illinois divorce
- Discovery in divorce cases
- How Illinois awards spousal support
- Taking a divorce to trial
These are important to topics for one to understand. First, shortly after a case is initiated, a Court will typically enter a set of temporary orders defining the rights and obligations of each side. This will give the spouses a sense of normalcy while the case proceeds. Second, Unlike some other jurisdictions, ours is not a “community property” state. The Court will only be concerned with making sure that the distribution of debts and assets is fair to both sides. Third, failing to properly conduct discovery can result in you not having needed evidence at trial. Fourth, Illinois differs from many other states in that it awards spousal support based on a set formula. Finally, knowing what to expect from the trial process can help to ensure that things go smoothly.
One point I stressed in each of these articles is the need to retain an attorney who is experienced in handling such matters. The end of a marriage represents a new phase in your life. It is important that you begin this new phase in as strong a position as possible. I am a former prosecutor who strives to provide the highest levels of service. Contact my office today to speak with a Peoria divorce lawyer. I also service the cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington. I serve the counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford.