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Divorce in Illinois
Divorce in Illinois

Divorce in Illinois

The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What To Expect

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220 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $21.95 (US $21.95) (CA $29.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781943886869

Rights: WOR

Addicus Books (Jun 2019)


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An up-to-date, state-specific, easy-to-parse resource for those seeking a divorce

Providing accurate and objective information to help make the right decisions during a divorce in Illinois, this guide provides answers to 360 queries such as: What is the mediation process in Illinois and is it required? How quickly can one get a divorce? Who decides who gets the cars, the pets, and the house? What actions might influence child custody? How are bills divided and paid during the divorce? How much will a divorce cost? Will a spouse have to pay some or all attorney fees? Structured in a question-and-answer format, this divorce handbook provides clear and concise responses to help build confidence and give the peace of mind needed to meet the challenges of a divorce proceeding.

Author Biography

Steven N. Peskind is a highly accomplished family and divorce attorney who has been honored with numerous awards and distinctions throughout his career. He has argued before the Illinois Supreme Court in cases that have significantly affected a custodial parent's right to move from Illinois and questioned the constitutionality of the Illinois Parentage Act. In 2007 the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers elected Steven as a member following an intensive admittance process. The Academy is universally regarded as the nation's most exclusive organization of family lawyers. The following year, Steven was recognized as a "Super Lawyer" and has earned that designation every year since. Also in 2008, then-Minority Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives, Tom Cross, appointed Steven to serve on a legislative commission to review and recommend improvements to Illinois's family laws. Having been in practice for nearly 25 years, Steven is bringing his vast experience to the classroom. He is helping to train the next generation of family law litigators by serving on the faculty of the Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute. His focus on the future of the field was recognized in October of 2011, when the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education presented him with the Michael S. Cohen award for "Continuing Commitment and Contribution to the Professional Education of Matrimonial Lawyers". Steven's academic achievements have made him a leader in the field of family law. In 2005, Steven was honored with admission into the American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects. He has written a multitude of articles that have appeared in various scholarly publications, including bar journals and law reviews. He was recently appointed editor of the Fall 2012 edition of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Journal that will focus on custody issues. His first book, A Family Lawyer's Evidence Handbook, is scheduled to be published by the ABA Family Law Section Publishers in 2012.