Social Security Disability Insurance and Divorce

Social Security and Divorce in Chicago, Illinois

Social Security is the United States’ federal government’s system for making regular payments to people if they are disabled and/or elderly. People who are getting divorced and also receiving a social security benefit (or their spouse is receiving it) need to know how a divorce will impact that benefit. The law does not treat social…

power of attorney divorce in Chicago, Illinois

Can My Spouse Make Medical Decisions For Me If We’re Getting Divorced In Chicago, Illinois?

Yes.  If you’re spouse has not yet divorced you, you have no health care power of attorney, and you are not conscious, your spouse can make medical decisions on your behalf. Understandably, this is disturbing at best and terrifying at worst.  Let’s go through the steps you’d have to take to make sure this doesn’t…

Prenup Lawyer

How Do I Know If My Prenuptial Agreement Will Be Enforced In Chicago, Illinois?

When two people get divorced in Illinois, they follow the procedures of the Illinois Marriage And Dissolution of Marriage Act to determine what will happen to their assets and incomes upon entering the final judgment of dissolution of marriage. In lieu of following the requirements of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act the…