Some Common Divorce / Family Law Questions People Ask

If my spouse asks me to move out, do I have to move out?

NO – you have the same right to be there as they do.

If I do move out, it this considered abandonment?

The short answer is NO! Contact us to learn more.

What age can the children choose as to who they want to live with?

The court will only consider a child’s wish once they are 14 years of age or older. However, the court must consider many other factors and circumstances. Contact us to learn more.

Are there time limitations in order to qualify for an annulment?

Courts will grant an annulment bases on some of these factors – mental incapacity, intoxication, fraud, duress, or physical force, etc. The length of a marriage does not determine if you qualify for an annulment – contact us to learn more.

How is child support calculated?

Short answer – child support is based on income form ALL sources.

Can I date others before my divorce is finalized?

Legally the answer is yes. However, many divorce lawyers counsel against dating while the divorce is pending. Dating has the potential to increase both the cost and the stress levels of the divorce.

Do we have to be separated for any length of time before we can file for divorce?

The short answer is no – time does not matter.

Is Illinois a NO FAULT state?

Yes, starting January 1, 2016, Illinois will truly be a no-fault state when it comes to divorcing your spouse.

Does cheating or adultery affect which spouse will get custody?

The short answer is NO. For example, a person can be a good parent, but a horrible spouse.

**Please contact us to learn more about these questions, or ANY questions or concerns you have. Divorce and family law can be complex. We can help you understand your options.