While Illinois used to have 10 different fault grounds for divorce cases, the law was changed on Jan. 1, 2016 to make the only ground irreconcilable differences. This change means that Illinois is now a pure no-fault state and parties are not required to prove fault to get divorced. The courts are now focused solely … Continue reading Do You Need to Prove Fault to Get Divorced in Illinois?
While children’s wishes regarding custody arrangements may be one factor considered by Illinois courts when determining what is in their best interests, these preferences are not dispositive. Courts analyze numerous factors when they make decisions regarding the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time, including the wishes of the children. If children choose to tell … Continue reading Understanding a Child’s Wishes in Custody Determinations in Illinois