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Archive, August 2013.

Illinois has specific requirements before a judge will declare that a marriage is invalid (or annulled). Those seeking to have a marriage declared invalid must show that one of the following four circumstances is true:

Having a long drive to and from work could be one reason your marriage is on the rocks. According to new research, conducted by Swedish Umea University affiliate Erica Sandow and reported by the Huffington Post, “people who commute at least 45 minutes one-way to work are more likely to divorce than people who have shorter daily commutes.” The study tracked millions of people in Sweden for 10 years, beginning in 1995. “Sandow focused on people who were married or living with a partner for her research [and] found that around 11 percent of the couples she studied had split by 2000, and …

Most laws related to separation, divorce and child custody are left up to each individual state. The Chicago Bar Association states that visitation after divorce is focused on the children and what is best for them, not what is best for the parents. Although in the past it has often been assumed that it is best for children to stay with their mother, now courts are taking more factors into consideration and fathers have a better chance to get custody. Judges now say that even when children must live with only one parent, it is very important for them to be frequently reminded that they …

Each state has different laws when it comes to distribution of property after death. In most cases, property distribution is straightforward because either there is little left to distribute or the deceased had a will. Alas, life is unpredictable and it is not uncommon for a person to die without a will, in which case the Illinois Probate Act governs distribution. If there is no will, a person is said to have died intestate, and here is how the Illinois laws distribute any property: First, the estate must pay all the outstanding debts and liabilities (there are some exceptions, but they…
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