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With Valentine's Day coming, are you wishing you were divorced?

It might sound like an odd question: Does the Valentine's weekend around the corner make you anxious? Is the holiday making you sad this year? Are you just waiting for the big disappointment to which you have become accustomed in the past years?

Being in an ambivalent marriage may be bad for your health

If you are feeling conflicted about getting a divorce, you are certainly not alone. Divorce is a major decision that will impact nearly every aspect of your life, as well as the lives of your children. When the stakes are this high, it is natural to have some doubts.

How specific should I be when listing grounds for divorce?

The first step in a divorce is making the decision to end the marriage. Once that emotional decision is made, the formal process begins. You need to file the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage papers in your area, papers that will be served to your spouse. 

Comparing and contrasting Illinois fault and no-fault divorce

For many years, Illinoisans only had one way to get divorce: by showing that the other spouse was at fault for the divorce. More recently, the legal system has moved away from such requirements. But, just because no-fault divorces are now popular does not mean that an at-fault divorce is never the right choice for Illinoisans. To understand which is right for them, keep reading.

What property issues should you think about during divorce?

Whether an Illinoisan has begun a divorce or is merely thinking about it, the process can be intimidating. That is normal. The process is unfamiliar, while the stakes are life-altering, from alimony to child custody to property division. Add to that mix the emotions that are almost certainly running high, and it is no wonder Illinoisans are nervous. But, those nerves can be alleviated through preparation. To learn more about how to prepare for the property division portion of the divorce, keep reading.

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