Like most other jurisdictions, Illinois is an equitable division state. Marital property must be divided equitably between the spouses. That is not necessarily the same thing as equality. Assets and debts must be divided in such a way that the divorce is not an unfair financial
In the summer of 1967, during the race for governor of California, conservative Ronald Reagan promised to “send the welfare bums back to work” and “clean up the mess at Berkeley,” a reference to Vietnam War protests at the University of California. Ironically, in one of
At the end of a divorce case, the judge signs a document entitled “Final Decree of Divorce.” However, this document is not final in the sense that it is the last word on the subject. Most marriage dissolutions lie dormant for several years at a time,
A generation ago, divorce over age 55 was almost unheard of. Many couples who drifted apart obtained “Irish divorces.” These couples remained legally married but lived separate lives, often including residence in different houses. At about the same time Ireland legalized divorce, which was 1995, the
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