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Illinois divorce attorney, prenupFollowing a divorce, many Americans fall in love again and choose to remarry. This is normal. Although many divorced individuals have a few reservations about entering into a second marriage, the desire to spend one's life with a romantic partner often overrides these reservations, resulting in a second marriage and potentially, more children for one or both parties.

One thing that does differentiate second marriages from first marriages is that it is much more common for individuals to sign prenuptial agreements when entering their second marriage. This is for two reasons: often, an individual has more assets when he or she enters his or her second marriage when compared to the assets he or she held at the start of the first marriage, and because many individuals who saw their assets be divided between themselves and their former partners in their first divorce want to avoid having to go through that a second time if they divorce again.

It is actually more common for one's second marriage to end in divorce than their first marriage. This is due to multiple factors, such as the stress of blending two families and the failure to learn from the mistakes of one's first marriage. If you find yourself unhappy in your second marriage and you are considering divorce, know that it will not be exactly like your first divorce for the following reasons:

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Illinois divorce attorney, Illinois divorce lawsIn Illinois, an individual who wants to file for divorce must file the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and summons to serve his or her spouse with the circuit court of the county in which he or she resides. Further, in order to file for divorce in Illinois at all, the individual must have resided in the state for at least 90 days. The filer's residency is what determines where the county in which the divorce proceedings are held and if the couple resides in different counties, a dispute can arise regarding where the proceedings can be held. If you are served with divorce papers and you would prefer to have your case handled in your home county, rather than your partner's home county, you may state this desire in your response to the divorce petition. Although you can request a change in venue, you are not guaranteed to have your request fulfilled. Talk to your lawyer about the possibility of changing your divorce's venue and its effect on your divorce.

Certain aspects of your divorce settlement are tied to specific counties, though - for example, issues related to your parenting time and child support arrangements. Under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, divorce decisions involving a child must be made in the county where the child has lived for at least six months.

Why Would I Change My Divorce's Venue?

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subpoenaA subpoena is a written order for an individual to appear in court. In cases where the divorcing partners can cooperate with each other, subpoenas are often not necessary. But when the parties cannot get along, one party refuses to obey the court's orders, or one party is suspected of hiding assets from the other, the court may use a subpoena to require a divorcing individual to come to hearings and comply with its other requirements.

Receiving a subpoena can be confusing. If you are currently going through a divorce and you have received an order to appear, or your partner is not cooperating with the court and your divorce is becoming drawn out and draining your resources, talk about your subpoena and any related divorce issues with an experienced divorce attorney. A divorce consists of many elements and it can be difficult for an individual to keep track of each piece.

What Can a Subpoena Do?

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