Frequently Asked Questions
To get answers to frequent
questions about divorce proceedings and issues, and consulting family
law attorneys in the state of Illinois, please select one of the
- Initial Interviews
Initial interview questions to ask before hiring an Illinois divorce
- General Divorce Issues
Answers to questions about mediation, collaborative law, arbitration,
divorce costs, attorney's fees, and grounds for divorce in the
state of Illinois.
- Property Issues in Divorce Proceedings
- Prenuptial (Premarital) Agreements
- Answers to questions about prenuptial agreements and alimony,
child support, and hiring an attorney.
- Division of Assets - Learn
about equitable distribution of marital property, dissipation,
non-marital estates, and income tax on marital assets.
- Maintenance (Alimony) Issues
in Illinois Divorce Proceedings
Types of alimony; eligibility for maintenance, and termination
and modification of alimony.
- Child Custody Issues
Learn about the types of child custody, criteria for awarding
custody, and visitation rights.
- Child Support Issues
Answers to questions about child custody and support; child support
maintenance, modifications, and termination; attorney's fees;
- Paternity Issues
Learn about a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity and child
- Orders of Protection
Learn about the types of Orders of Protection and your rights.
1, 2011, Illinois has codified its rules of evidence. The new
rules contain 14 “modernizations which address non-controversial
developments in the law of evidence as reflected in the FRE."
The Court reserved Rule 813(18) which as originally drafted
would have created a hearsay exception for learned treatises.
This exception is in the FRE but it was urged that it was contrary
to Illinois law – although this may not be the case. The
new rules contain changes in two areas. The first addresses
opinion testimony which now is located in Rules 405 and 608,
and the second deals with hearsay statements under 803(3).
purpose of this frequently asked questions (FAQs) are to provide
a general overview of certain Illinois family law issues.
These FAQs are not intended to provide legal advice that applies
to any specific case. The nature of family law proceedings
is that the facts and circumstances of each case are critical
when a lawyer provides legal advice. Further, these FAQs are
not intended to be inclusive or to deal with every situation
that may arise in matrimonial disputes. You should discuss
with your attorney how the particulars of these Questions
and Answers may apply to your case.
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