Steven S. Russo, Ltd.
The cost of a divorce varies with each case. Factors that are likely to affect the cost of litigiation include the number and complexity of disputed issues; the amount of property to be divided; and, the ability to cooperate with the other party.
For more information regarding costs and fees, please contact our office at (312) 854 - 8031
The time it takes to get divorced depends on the parties' ability to reach agreements regarding the disputed issues, cooperate with each other in exchanging information, and cooperate with Court Rules and Orders.
Rights to collect Maintenance are determined by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and based on multiple factors including the length of the marriage, as well as each parties' needs, income, and earning capacity.
In awarding maintenance, the Court is also likely to consider each parties' contributions to child-rearing and homemaking.
In Illinois, both parents have a duty to support their minor child(ren).
Whether child support is available may depend on the needs of the child(ren) and which party has been granted a majority of parenting time and parental responsibiltiies.
As of January 1, 2016, custody and visitation have been replaced by parenting time and parental responsibilities.
Parenting time refers to visitation and physical possession of the child(ren).
Parental Responsibilities include significant decision-making responsibilities for the minor child(ren) relating to health, religion, educational, and extracurricular activities.
An allocation of parental responsibilities can be made to both parents or only one, so long as it is in the best interests of the child(ren).
Section 503 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage act provides the protocol for dividing and distributing marital assets and debts.
Generally speaking, any debts or assets acquired by either party after the marriage but before a judgment for divorce or separation is entered is considered marital property and subject to division and distribution among the parties.
Contact our Chicago office at (312) 854 - 8031 to schedule your consultation today. Client's will be seen by appointment only.
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