Illinois Divorce Law: An Introduction

Illinois’ divorce laws are found in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) which contains specific sections regarding virtually every aspect of a divorce case--from property, child support, and maintenance, to college expenses, parenting time, and decision-making rights. Although the IMDMA has been in place for nearly 40 years, it has undergone a number of revisions and amendments, and recently, has significantly changed longstanding Illinois law in a number of crucial areas.


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