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Illinois Couples Can Get Divorced Virtually During Coronavirus Crisis

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Kane County family law attorneysThe global pandemic due to the COVID-19 outbreak has changed the way we do things. The state of Illinois issued a stay-at-home order in an attempt to limit exposure to the virus. Many people have been working from home in an effort to stop the spread. Despite the restrictions, there may still be legal issues that need attention. For example, if a couple is considering a divorce, they may be wondering if that is still possible during coronavirus. In Illinois, it may be possible to obtain a divorce virtually with the help of a skilled family law attorney. 

Addressing Legal Matters Online

When spouses decide to divorce, there are many issues that need to be resolved, which the couple can do on their own if they agree to the terms. Some of these include the division of assets or property and spousal maintenance if applicable. If a couple has children together, the allocation of parental responsibilities will be allocated and child support may be awarded to one parent. If partners cannot reach an agreement, the court will intervene to help and base its decisions on the best interests of the involved parties. 

Since many courts are temporarily closed except for emergency orders, divorce proceedings are now going online. A virtual divorce allows couples to split up without leaving their houses, which can be a major convenience, saving time and money in traveling to and from court. Numerous people are embracing video conferencing as a new way of completing their divorce proceedings. The process may begin by filing a petition for dissolution of marriage online. In some cases, a judge may decide if depositions and court proceedings are needed to be completed virtually. 

Another advantage of a virtual divorce is that bickering spouses do not have to see each other in person, which can minimize conflict and disputes. If people have questions or concerns regarding their divorce, they can always participate in teleconferencing with their attorney before filing online. 

Contact a Kane County Divorce Lawyer

Throughout the state’s stay-at-home order, many people have been adjusting to a new normal. However, life goes on and important legal matters still need to be addressed. In some cases, certain issues can be resolved virtually. If you and your spouse are considering ending your marriage, contact the Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II PC. Our tenacious Elgin divorce attorneys can utilize the latest technology to make the proceedings go as smoothly as possible. To schedule your free consultation, call us today at 630-200-4882. 

 

Sources: 

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=100-0422

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?ActID=2086&SeqStart=5300000&SeqEnd=6100000

https://abc7chicago.com/family/virtual-divorces-offer-alternative-for-couples-splitting-up-during-covid-19/6196449/

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