This is a personal question that will vary from case to case. Legally, you can tell your spouse at any time that you want a divorce. Strategically, you may wish to consult with a lawyer and learn your rights before doing so.
Can I ask my spouse to pay my attorney fees?
Yes, Illinois has a statute that levels the economic playing field between you and your spouse. If your spouse has control of all of the income or assets of your marriage, they can be required to pay your attorney’s fees. They can also be called upon to contribute to your overall attorney’s fees at the conclusion of your case.
Does it matter that my husband or wife is cheating on me and now wants a divorce?
The fact that a party is having an affair does not bar their right to a divorce. It also does not bar them from seeking maintenance, alimony, or child support.
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