It is perhaps an obvious statement to note that divorce can temporarily take the spring out of anyone's step. Even if a divorce is amicable and even if a divorce has been longed-for, there are elements of the divorce process that can be unquestionably draining. From legal practicalities to grief, divorce can be stressful and truly sad.
America's largest generation is reaching old age. It has long been predicted that baby boomer retirement would dramatically affect the state of the American workforce. But other, less-anticipated problems are also emerging, including the increasing rates of "gray divorce" and high rates of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
Last week, we began a discussion about coping with divorce, child custody proceedings or any other family law dispute. Although these matters are stressful and will impact other parts of your life, the fact that they often take between a year and 18 months to finalize means that you must treat your family law dispute as a marathon and not a sprint.
If this is your first time going through a divorce, then you probably have a number of questions about what to expect throughout the course of the process and how to make sure that you are getting the best outcome possible. Because of the complexity of the law both here in Illinois and across the country, most people direct their questions to a skilled family law attorney. With the topic we are about to present below, the same sentiment is also true.