State of illinois kane county, how does legal seperation work and how soon can you file once seperated? how do u decide who leav

Asked about 5 years ago - South Elgin, IL

how does legal separation work? how soon cam u file divorce, and how do u decide who leaves the house? 2 children are involved. house is in both of our names, who is responsible for mortgage if one leave?

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  1. Michael J. Helfand

    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . You do not need to be legally separated before filing for divorce. After you file, the judge can make temporary orders about child custody, visitation and payment of debts while the divorce is pending. Because you own property together and have two children, I'd definitely recommend hiring an attorney if you decide to get a divorce. The process can be overwhelming. You'll find more information in the links below.

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