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Illinois divorce attorneyOften times, people opt out of hiring a divorce lawyer to represent them during their divorce in order to save money. If your spouse refrains from hiring a divorce lawyer, you may wonder how this will affect your case. Unfortunately, it can make your divorce more difficult in a number of ways. Here’s what you can expect if your spouse does not hire a divorce lawyer:

A Longer Divorce Process

If your spouse does not hire an attorney, they will be responsible for representing themselves while you have a lawyer to advocate for you and speak on your behalf. That being said, your lawyer will work directly with your spouse to communicate on issues related your divorce.

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Illinois divorce lawyerYou may find yourself in a situation where you have to live with your soon to be ex-spouse until your divorce is settled. Whether you have to live with them during the divorce process for financial reasons or because you would like to ensure your rights are protected, know that there are certain ways you can make your living situation less daunting. Here are several tips on living with your soon to be ex during the divorce process:

Create Routines that Minimize Contact with One Another

If you and your soon to be ex tend to get heated when you are together, you should try to create routines that minimize contact with one another, especially if you have children. If possible, work opposite shifts and allow yourself to handle morning duties while your soon to be ex takes care of evening duties or vise versa.

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Illinois divorce lawyerIf you are going through a divorce, you are likely wondering whether or not you should sell your house. The answer to this question depends on your personal preferences, lifestyle, and finances. While selling the house is the ideal option for some individuals, keeping it makes more sense for others. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of both selling a house and keeping it so that you can make a decision that is right for your situation.

Selling Your House

It may be in your best interest to sell your house and split the proceeds with your spouse. This is especially true if your children are grown and moved out or will go to college in a few years and you will not need such a large space for yourself.

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Illinois divorce attorneyWhen a marriage is not working out, a couple will likely file for divorce. In some cases, however, a couple will file for legal separation instead of a divorce. If you are legally separated from your spouse, you are still considered legally married even though you are not living with them. In the period of a legal separation, child support and custody arrangements can be determined, just as they would be for a divorce.

Why Choose Legal Separation

The purpose of legal separation is to provide you with time away from your spouse before you decide whether or not you should file for divorce and permanently end your marriage. Legal separation may make sense for you if your marriage is suffering because of health problems, financial struggles, issues caring for your children, an illness, a family death, or challenges with communication.

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amicable-divorceDivorce is never easy. It is a difficult decision to dissolve any marriage and once a partner secretly makes the decision to consult with a qualified divorce attorney, it may be due time the secret is shared with an unsuspecting spouse. With divorce rates steadily holding at 3.6 percent for 1,000 individuals, 44 states reporting, including the District of Columbia, one would believe telling a spouse that a divorce is imminent would have become “old hat” by now, but as many divorce attorneys know, that is not often the case.

One of the most critical actions in defining the tone and course of the upcoming legal proceedings is how one spouse tells their partner of their decision to end the marriage. Many family advocates and mediators believe that divorce does not need to be a bad experience, negatively affecting everyone involved, and suggest those facing the dissolution of their marriage follow these key components for a good divorce:

One: The Beginning

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