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High asset divorce in Illinois needs a professional

Divorce is an upheaval. It is an upheaval of your emotional life, your children's lives and your financial life. You are wondering how you can possibly afford your current lifestyle while filing for a divorce. Any divorce can be financially draining but especially if there is a high net worth involved. In Illinois, the statutes that the legislature has put forth are helpful and can be a general guide for you. Of course, you will want to contact a professional who knows these laws intimately and can be a guide for you in this troubling time.

You have to be a resident of the state of Illinois or was stationed here by the military for no less than 90 days. In other words, you or your spouse have to have lived in the state of Illinois for three months in order to file for a divorce. There are exceptions to the rule and those are that if you lived in Illinois from Jan. 1, 1982 through June 30 1982 and the male of the couple is naturally impotent, you have grounds for divorce before the 90 days are up. Also, if one of you was already married or one of you committed adultery, your 90 days can be waived.

If your spouse was absent for a long period of time, such as a year or more, or was perpetually a drunk, you may have grounds for waiving the 90 day rule. Is your spouse a felon? That is another reason to waive the rule.

Are you beginning to see that there are a lot of ifs-ands- and-buts to the law? You may need to contact an attorney who can guide you through these different aspects of the law. At the Goddard & Malmquist Attorneys & Counselors at Law, we can guide you through the often-confusing maze of divorce hearings and court sessions.

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