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…

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…

In Chicago, Illinois, How Do I Live In The Same House As My Spouse During My Divorce?

Often clients first questions are “should I move out? If I move out won’t I be accused of abandoning the family or relinquishing my claims to the marital home?” In regards to children, parenting time and custody issues, moving out is a strategic decision that must be handled carefully. Especially with the disparities between Chicago…

Bad Marriage Certificate

My Cook County Marriage Certificate Might Be Invalid. What Do I Do?

In Illinois there is a great deal of law as to what makes a marriage valid. 750 ILCS 200 et al. A marriage license must be applied for, a marriage must be solemnized and the marriage license must be recorded appropriately. It is exceptionally rare for a marriage conducted in Illinois to have its marriage…

Parental support

My Husband or Wife is supported by their parents. Does that effect my maintenance or child support in my Chicago divorce?

Often, during the pendency of a divorce the couple find themselves supporting two households and trying to maintain the standard of living for both of the households while having just one income.  In the absence of assets to live off, typically, this means the lower-earning spouse is relying on support from family. This support may…