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5 Common Mistakes People Make When Getting Divorced

Going through a divorce is a highly emotional process, and there is a lot at stake for both parties—including their children. As common as divorce is, there are still plenty of opportunities for people to make mistakes when getting a divorce.

Take the expert advice of your divorce attorney in Rolling Meadows, IL, Robert M. Kaplan, and avoid these kinds of blunders.

Mistake 1: Taking Legal Advice From Non-Lawyers

Everyone has a story about their own divorce or that of a friend. People mean well, but your attorney is the best source of advice when it comes to your particular situation. If you need a second opinion, get one—from another lawyer.

Mistake 2: ...

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Do I Need a Specific Reason for Requesting a Divorce?

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A common question from many people seeking a divorce is whether or not they need a specific reason for requesting the divorce.

Most states today, including the state of Illinois, are known as “no-fault” states when it comes to divorce. What this means is that the reason generally cited is simply “irreconcilable differences,” and no other explanation is expected or needed by the court.

On January 1, 2016, Illinois became truly no-fault with the passage of Public Act 99-90, which eliminated any kind of fault-based grounds for divorce.

Regardless of the reason, you are requesting a divorce, it is a good idea to hire an attorney. Robert M. Kaplan is an experienced family ...

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What You Should Know About Utilizing a Divorce Lawyer

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It’s an unfortunate fact: Divorce rates are fairly high in this country. So if you find yourself facing the dissolution of a marriage, you may find that you need to contact a divorce lawyer in Schaumburg, IL. When it comes to handling matters of divorce, you can count on Robert M. Kaplan Law to bring experience to the table to protect your interests.

Let’s take a closer look at what you should know about utilizing a divorce lawyer in Schaumburg, IL.

Types of Divorce

Uncontested divorce: Even when both parties agree to a divorce, that doesn’t mean the process is simple. An agreement might make the legalities a bit more simple, but ...

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What Is Spousal Maintenance?

Spousal maintenance, which is referred to as alimony or spousal support in some states, is money one spouse is ordered to pay to the other spouse in the event of a divorce. Orders for maintenance might take place during or after the divorce is final. It is generally ordered by the court so the spouse with a lower income can enjoy the same standard of living both spouses enjoyed during the marriage.

The Different Types of Spousal Maintenance

One type of spousal maintenance is paid from one spouse to the other until the death of the one paying or the remarriage of the one receiving the money. For instance, if ...

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Why Should I Get a Prenup?

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Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard of the notorious prenuptial agreement, or “prenup” for short. Common among celebrities as well as the average Joe, a prenup is an agreement that is executed prior to marriage to determine who gets what if there is a divorce. Yes, it sounds like a romance-killer, but the truth is, divorce rates are high and if you do get divorced, having a prenuptial agreement can make a divorce go much more smoothly be determining the division of assets ahead of time. And it will hopefully save you some money in the process.

Today we’ll talk about why prenuptial ...

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Why Are Divorce Lawyers Necessary?

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Divorce is a highly emotional time that revolves around many unknowns. Because your emotions – sense of loss, failure, freedom, possibilities, and uncertainty can cloud your vision, it is often a good idea to have an advocate on your side. This is especially true if your spouse is being verbally abusive or vindictive, making it impossible to come to reasonable conclusions on your own.

Our Hoffman Estates divorce lawyer will guide you through the process of making sure you are treated fairly during the divorce process. Here are some of the reasons you may decide to hire a divorce attorney.

Your spouse has one.

If your spouse has a divorce attorney, it is ...

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How We Can Help You Through (The Legalities Of) Your Divorce

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Going through a divorce can be a stressful and emotionally draining experience. Yet, finding a lawyer that will walk you through every step of the process can help take some of that stress off your shoulders. Every divorce is different so at the Law Offices of Robert M. Kaplan P.C. we will do our best to make sure you understand the process and what to expect during every part of your divorce hearing from child support to custody.

How We Can Guide You Through Your Divorce

When it comes to divorce, there are many legalities that need to be considered. Those with children will often find the process more difficult than those ...

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