Divorces involving spouses in foreign countries often complicated

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Most Chicago area residents who have been through a divorce with a spouse residing in the area would agree that it is rarely an easy venture. Imagine then, just how complicated things can be when one of the spouses is a citizen of, and lives in, another country. When the marriage has not produced any children, the split is usually fairly straightforward. When children are involved however, by far, the most contentious issue for couplesContinue reading

Illinois guardians can now initiate divorce for mentally disabled

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Friday, October 19, 2012. Illinois residents with mental disabilities received a new freedom recently. Until earlier this month, people with mental disabilities who have a guardian could not file for divorce. The only way a person in this situation could get a divorce is if the spouse filed for the divorce. The new law will likely benefit many people, who until now, may have been trapped in abusive marriages. For instance, say a couple gets married and then later on oneContinue reading

Modern divorce going electronic with spy gear

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. Some participants in divorce actions may be increasing the already-high trauma level by employing high tech spying devices. Divorce and high tech are not necessarily a perfect match in Chicago or anywhere else. Using electronic spy gear to collect “evidence” of an affair or similar transgression is not legal in many jurisdictions. Take the case of a Minnesota man, who installed spy apps on his spouse’s cell phone and computer, while also attaching a GPS deviceContinue reading

Prenuptial agreements may or may not be enforceable

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Each year, countless numbers of couples throughout the Chicago area decide to marry. In some of these situations, to safeguard assets and property brought to the marriage, couples decide to sign prenuptial agreements. This is particularly true when the ensuing marriage is considered to be one of high-net-worth. Prenuptial agreements are designed to outline the division of assets should the marriage being entered into, fail. In some cases alimony and child support are addressed as well.Continue reading