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In Illinois, divorce is called a Dissolution of Marriage and is governed by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. It is a complicated law that was developed to give equity to both husband and wife based on a number of factors including; the length of the marriage, the number of children within the family, the assets and debts of the marriage, as well as the income and earning power of each spouse.
A Dissolution has many facets associated with it and requires a number of intensive documents prior to a judge granting you a divorce from your husband or wife. It is essential that you know your rights and your obligations. The agreements you enter into today, could have long lasting effects into the future for you and your family.
Before you enter into any agreements or go through the legal process, let Smolka Law Group ensure that your rights are protected.
In Illinois, when two un-wed parents have a child, they fall into a category within the Family Law Division of the court system called “Parentage.” Parentage cases are not only governed by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, but also by the Illinois Parentage Act. There are some interesting quirks that happen to a child when he is born to un-wed parents.
Did you know that a biological father may not have legal rights to their child if they have not been adjudicated by a court as the father of that child? This is true, even if the father has been in the picture since day 1. That’s just one of the interesting quirks that could prevent a father from having the relationship with their child.
Ensure that you know what those quirks are by setting up a consultation with the Smolka Law Group before you enter into any agreement to ensure that your rights are protected.
Support comes in two forms; Maintenance (formerly known as alimony) and child support. There are many factors that go into determining the amount of support a husband or wife will pay to the other, including statutory factors laid out by law, the earning potential of one or both parties, the desire or lack thereof of one party to work, along with a variety of other determinative influences. The law on support is constantly updating and ever-changing. A change in job status or income could affect the support you are paying or that you are receiving from a previous time in court.
Contact Smolka Law Group to review your unique case to determine what the best route for your case is.
Family Planning isn’t about you, it’s about the people who you surround yourself with. Does your spouse, your family, or your close friends know what to do and how to handle your affairs if you can’t make decisions for yourself? Do they know your wishes in the event of your passing? Let Smolka Law Group walk you through the questions that are necessary so those loved ones that you are surrounded by know what your desires are. We all have different wishes, but without those close to you knowing those wishes, it may be impossible for them to be carried out.