DuPage County, IL divorce lawyerGetting a divorce in Illinois requires planning. This is especially true when it comes to finances that will be affected by the divorce. People who dissolve their marriages often lose considerable amounts of money in the form of:

  • Child support

  • Spousal support, also known as alimony

  • Division of assets

If you get divorced, it is best to first make sure you are gainfully employed if possible. This will allow you to plan a budget for after the divorce and not sink too far into debt.

But sometimes, divorce is not up to you. If your spouse files for divorce and you are unemployed, consult with an experienced divorce attorney who can walk you through your options. 

Here are a few things to consider if you are unemployed and getting a divorce in Illinois.