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Illinois divorce lawyerInfertility is a serious and common issue in marriage, which is why many couples turn to in vitro fertilization to conceive. What happens, though, if the couple then divorces? Who gets custody of the embryos? Does anyone? Furthermore, who gets to make the decision? The following information explores the subject of frozen embryos in a divorce, including how they are dealt with and how you can attempt to protect them with help from an experienced legal professional.

The Difficult Truth

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Hillside IL divorce lawyerDuring marriage, couples often think of their assets as joint property. However, the same cannot be said for couples going through a divorce. Many argue over what belongs to whom, not fully understanding what constitutes marital property. Misunderstandings over marital contributions and Illinois’ divorce laws can further compound the confusing division of assets in a divorce. The following information can help you combat some of the misconceptions about property division in a divorce. You will also learn where to find assistance with your divorce, and why it could be crucial to the outcome of your case.

Marital Assets versus Non-Marital Assets

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Illinois divorce attorneyEnding a marriage can be painful and emotionally difficult. In fact, many parties experience depression, anxiety, grief, anger, and stress while going through the divorce process. Unfortunately, these same emotions can cause friction between the parties, which can drag out the process and increase costs. Thankfully, some steps can be taken to minimize the risk of this happening. One of the most crucial steps is learning how to detach the legal aspects of divorce from the emotional aspects. 

Approach Divorce Like a Business Transaction

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Illinois divorce lawyerDivorce can be contentious and painful for anyone, but couples who have a high net worth can be especially at risk for compounding issues. Some divorces may even place the parties at risk for financial devastation. Learn how to reduce your risks by understanding how to avoid some of the most common mistakes made in high asset divorce.

Settling for the Sake of Settling

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Illinois divorce lawyersWhile the divorce rate has been declining in most age groups, those over the age of 50 are getting divorced in record numbers. The percentage is now so high, in fact, that it has more than doubled over the last two decades. This phenomenon has been dubbed the “gray divorce.”

In some ways, these later-life divorces could be considered a positive thing; it means baby boomers are living longer and are more confident in their ability to enjoy a happy life on their own. Yet there are some important concerns that should be addressed. The following explains.

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