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Changes to divorce laws in Illinois is possible

15407899_s.jpgLater this week a judiciary hearing committee is scheduled to review some proposed changes to Illinois laws regarding divorce and child custody. These proposals would change the way decisions are made regarding family law issues throughout the state. In our last post we focused on the child custody proposals, now we will take a look at the possible changes to the divorce laws in Illinois.

Baby boomer divorce: where retirement and divorce meet

14023143_s.jpgThere are more and more people ages 50 and older who are getting divorced. In fact, between 1990 and 2010, the divorce rate among baby boomers doubled. During this time, one in four divorces hit that age group.

Why do more military marriages end in divorce?

2266167_s.jpgThe military divorce rate is higher than the civil divorce rate. This should come as no surprise to many Illinois military families who know first-hand the trials and tribulations that often come with being a military spouse.

Study finds nagging leads to divorce

16472028_s.jpgThere are certainly plenty of reasons why a couple would file for divorce. Infidelity, financial concerns and disagreements over parenting are just some of the many reasons to divorce. And while these are all vital concerns, it turns out that one of the most common reasons for divorce is nagging.

Historic spike in divorce filings after Valentine's Day

Thumbnail image for 8720879_s.jpgTwo days ago was Valentine's Day. And while most Illinois couples equate this day with love and romance, for many others it was the final straw. Historically, February -- specifically after Valentine's Day -- is when there is a spike in divorce filings.

Is divorce more likely at the 3, 7 or 12 year mark?

10162632_s.jpgNo doubt most Illinois residents have heard of the seven-year itch. The phrase itself got popular from the 1955 movie starring Marilyn Monroe. The idea is that after seven years, couples begin to lose interest in each other. In terms of marriage, this can result in divorce.

Study: Doubts before wedding can lead to divorce

There are plenty of Illinois couples who have the pre-wedding jitters before walking down the aisle. And while in some cases this could just be nerves about the actual life change, for others it is doubts about whether or not they are even making the right decision on getting married.

Military divorce a unique situation

Military life can be particularly demanding and can put a great deal of stress on a marriage. However, while there has been concern over the role that deployments can play on a marriage, a recent study found that when it comes to the possibility of divorce, military marriages are just as vulnerable as civilian marriages.

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