Illinois divorces can extend for months or even years, especially if a case is highly contentious. During this time, the parties are still tasked with managing parenting, property division, and financial responsibilities, which can be especially challenging amid a separation.
It is not uncommon for a working spouse to use financial leverage to bully the other spouse into an unfavorable divorce agreement, especially when one party is the primary breadwinner and the other is a caregiver. Pursuant to Section 501 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, Illinois law helps level the playing field by enabling judges to enter temporary relief orders.
If you are struggling to come to an agreement with a soon-to-be ex-spouse regarding spousal maintenance, child custody and support, asset division, or other issues and need assistance from the court, I invite you to call my firm to schedule a consultation to learn about filing a petition requesting specific relief.