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Illinois divorce lawyersIntuition can be a wonderful thing; it can be what encourages you to complete a project sooner than its due date, only to learn that you wrote down the date incorrectly but still had it done on time, or it could be the reason you end up having a much-needed item at exactly the right moment. Intuition can also feel like a bit of a curse sometimes - like when that tiny voice in your head is trying to tell you that your spouse is contemplating a divorce. If you have that nagging feeling, the following five signs can tell you whether your intuition may be correct. You shall also learn how to prepare for an Illinois divorce, should you or your spouse decide to file for one in the immediate future. 

Five Clues That Indicate Your Spouse May be Planning a Divorce 

Although there are many behaviors and actions that can indicate a divorce may be on the horizon, five specific clues are almost always present in impending cases. These include: 

1. Your spouse suddenly becomes more protective over their finances. Perhaps they have cut off your access to an online account or have started hiding their pay stubs or invoices. Maybe they have removed you as an authorized user on their credit card, or they simply avoid money conversations altogether now. Perhaps it is nothing more than a distinct difference in how they behave during money-related conversations. Whatever the situation, you feel as though something feels “off” when you try to discuss the family finances with them; 


Illinois divorce lawyerWhen searching for an attorney to represent you in an Illinois divorce, it is crucial that you find one who can fit your needs. For example, an attorney who has limited litigation experience may not be the most suitable choice if you expect your divorce to be contentious. Take the guesswork out of the process. Ask each prospective attorney these three questions to determine if they may be a suitable fit for your case.

How Long Have You Been Practicing Divorce Law?

Although more experienced divorce attorneys will usually cost you more, the knowledge and connections they bring to the table are usually worth it. Of course, if you are trying to keep your divorce costs manageable, you could always turn to someone who has recently graduated law school. Usually zealous in their approach and eager to gain experience, they are often less expensive than more experienced attorneys, but you are taking a risk by hiring them.

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