Grounds for Divorce

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MAINTENANCE AND THE CASE OF BIGAMY

The term bigamy is defined as getting married to one person while legally married to another person. In Illinois, committing bigamy is a Class 4 felony. If a person is found guilty of this crime, he or she can be sentenced to up to three years in prison. That takes care of the criminal part. [...]

HOW LONG DOES A PROMISE LAST?

The parties were married in Quebec, Canada. Their daughter, Azra, was born two years later. The couple purchased a home in Addison, Illinois.  Shortly after that, Mother learned that Father was having an extramarital affair with a coworker. Mother then went to Canada with Azra to visit Mother's parents.   They returned about one week later [...]

By | July 27th, 2018|Grounds for Divorce|0 Comments

DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS CREATE GREAT DIFFICULTY FOR CHILDREN

The parties were going through a very contentious divorce.  Father was a basketball player. There was a large financial estate to consider.  There were two minor children. Father filed a Motion to Bifurcate.   He asked the court to grant the divorce first. Then the court could decide everything else later. Courts are reluctant to bifurcate [...]

SO YOU THINK THAT OUR MARRIAGE WAS NOT ON THE ROCKS?

Both parties appealed the divorce court’s orders. One of wife’s arguments is that the court made a mistake by not saying that husband had dissipated marital assets. Husband had transferred a large amount of funds to his father’s account. He eventually closed the account. He kept all the money for himself. Wife said that the [...]