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Divorcing Your Spouse Because They Are Never Home
posted on 1/28/24

On the outside, you and your spouse are very, very happy; you own a nice home in Barrington, you share three children, and you live a life that looks very nice.

Just beyond that facade, though, there is an unpleasant truth: your spouse is never home because they are always working, and, for this reason, you are left to raise the kids and tend to the home mostly alone.

Your spouse is absent so much so, in fact, that there are weeks upon weeks in which you do not see them or, for that matter, hear from them.

The path is frightening, but you choose to file for divorce. And, in choosing to file for divorce, you decide to work with a Barrington divorce lawyer so that you can obtain the best possible divorce outcome.

You Do Not Need Any Grounds For Divorce

The state of Illinois practices no-fault divorce

If your spouse is never home, and you want a divorce, then you can do so without proving that your spouse is never around or that you have any other grounds for divorce.

You must file the proper paperwork, and then, in doing so, you can move forward with your divorce.

The Two Types Of Divorce

Even though the divorce process is often relatively simple, a number of complications can arise.

An excellent example of this is the two types of divorce that exist: uncontested and contested.

Just as the name suggests, an uncontested divorce is when one person files for divorce, and then the other person agrees to the divorce.

If two spouses develop an agreement regarding property division, child support, and maintenance – among other things – and then agree to these terms, as well as the divorce, then that’s an uncontested divorce.

On the other hand, if two spouses cannot agree to the terms that they are proposing and must go to trial in order to have the court decide, then that is a contested divorce.

No matter what happens, we will help you deal with the complications that arise, allowing you to obtain the best possible divorce outcome.

Obtaining Your Fair Share

The state of Illinois practices equitable distribution.

You and your spouse will receive their fair share of the marital property.

A fair share is not an equal share.

As an example, if you were home raising the kids while your spouse was working, you may be entitled to a very significant share of the marital property due to your contribution to the marriage.

The same is true of maintenance.

Maintenance is, in part, determined by the length of the marriage. But, it is also determined by your financial situation and, in turn, your spouse’s financial situation.

If you stay at home to take care of the kids, you may not be able to enter the workforce and obtain the money you need to live.

Your spouse, on the other hand, will be able to do so since they have been working so much.

This can lead to significant maintenance payments to ensure that you are taken care of.

Get Qualified Legal Help

If you want to obtain a divorce in Illinois, then Glasgow & Olsson is uniquely qualified to assist you.

When you need an attorney, experience matters.

Speak with a Barrington divorce attorney today, and we will help you obtain the best possible divorce outcome.