Wife lies in divorce in Chicago

What Happens If My Husband Or Wife Lies About Their Assets Or Income in My Chicago, Illinois Divorce

Before we jump into this topic known as “discovery“, it all starts with the financial affidavit, also known by legal jargon as a “13.3” in Chicago (or Cook County generally) is a legal document that each party to a divorce or parentage action involving financial issues has to complete. Cook County Local Rule 13.3.1 states, in…

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Does My Husband or Wife Have To Be Personally Served In My Chicago, Illinois Divorce?

We’ve all seen the movies where a stranger nonchalantly hands a character some documents and quietly says, “You’ve been served.”  The character then looks at the papers with surprise and is completely devastated.  Because of scenes like this we dread the idea of serving someone or being served when all it is, is handing a…

Travel Outside Of The Country With Your Children After A Chicago, Illinois Divorce

In Illinois, throughout the divorce or parentage process the parties are required to exchange and submit parenting plans.  A parenting plan is “a written agreement that allocates significant decision-making responsibilities, parenting time, or both.” 750 ILCS 5/600(f) The parties come to an agreement on the parenting plan or the court orders a parenting plan that…

What Do I Need To Prove To Get A Divorce in Chicago, Illinois? Do I Need To Prove An Affair? Do I Need To Prove Abuse?

Starting from January 1, 2016, Illinois joined a majority of states in the USA in eliminating all the fault-based grounds for divorce. This was done through Public Act 99-90 that removed all fault-based grounds for divorce and the only ground remaining that a party can allege is known as irreconcilable differences. Prior to January 1,…