Table of contents for File for divorce in Illinois / by Diana B. Summers.

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Using Self-Help Law Books	vii
Introduction	xi
Chapter 1: The Basics: Marriage and Divorce in Illinois	1
	Marriage
	Divorce
Chapter 2: The Legal System	9
	Research
	County Circuits Courts
	Domestic Violence
	Child Abuse
	Temporary Orders
Chapter 3: Annulments and Legal Separations	15
	Annulment
	Legal Separation
Chapter 4: Attorneys	21
	Needing an Attorney
	Finding an Attorney
	Understanding Costs
	What to Bring to Your First Meeting with an Attorney
	Family Law Attorneys
	Problems with your Attorney
Chapter 5: Divorce Basics	31
	Grounds 
	Contested and Uncontested
	Divorce Mediation
Chapter 6: The Divorce Process	35
	Summons
	Petition
	Appearance and Agreement
	Divorce Trial
	Disclosure Statements
	Simplified Divorce
Chapter 7: Marital Property and Maintenance	43
	Marital Property 
	Maintenance, Spousal Support, or Alimony
Chapter 8: Settlement Agreement	49
	Marital Settlement Agreements
	Other Agreements that will effect a Divorce
Chapter 9: Children and Divorce	55
	Best Interest of the Child
	Emotions
	Children's Bill of Rights
Chapter 10: Child Custody	59
	Custody Agreements
	Custody Laws
	Types of Custody
	Indiscretions of the Custodial Parent
	Fathers and Child Custody
	Custody Evaluations
	Child Abduction
Chapter 11: Child Visitation	69
	The Court's View
	This Child's Wishes
	Visitation Schedules
	Changing Schedules
	Common Misconceptions
Chapter 12: Child Support	75
	The Legal Guidelines
	Factors Considered for Marital Support Order
	Medical Insurance for the Children
	Modifications of Child Support
	College Expenses
	Support for Non-Minor Children
	Enforcement of Child Support
Chapter 13: Grandparents' Rights after a Divorce	85
	Visitation
	Custody
	The Latest Setback in Grandparent's Rights
Chapter 14: The Military Divorce	91
	Selecting an Attorney
	USFSPA
	Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) Coverage
Chapter 15: Other Financial Matters to be Considered	97
	Insurance
	Taxes
	Estate Planning
Chapter 16: Final Thoughts	103
Glossary	105
Appendix A: State of Illinois Judicial Circuit Courts	115
Appendix B: Illinois Statutes	119
Appendix C: Checklists and Worksheets	139
Appendix D: Forms	151
Index	213

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Divorce suits -- Illinois -- Popular works.
Divorce -- Law and legislation -- Illinois -- Popular works.