Getting divorced can be tough. The dissolution of a marriage can be a lengthy and taxing process. Add children into the mix and it can get messy and emotional as well.
For many Illinois residents, property division is one of the hardest aspects of getting a divorce. That is especially true for residents with significant assets, including property, retirement accounts, financial investments and closely held businesses.
Illinois residents are probably used to hearing about television star Jane Lynch because of her role in "Glee." But, she recently made news for a far different reason: an announcement that she and her wife of three years are getting a divorce. In the announcement, Lynch called the divorce "a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about one another."
Illinois commuters likely can empathize with a man who took a job closer to home because it drastically reduced the time he spent going to and from work. But that decision ultimately embroiled the man in a tricky family law case that required both a trial and an appeal.