Documents are very important in divorce litigation. They can be important in establishing fault grounds. They are certainly important in establishing the factors necessary to insure that you get or retain your fair share of income, marital assets and marital debts. If you are unable to prove your case, you may find that you do not get a fair share of the income, assets, and liabilities. The degree to which you cooperate with your lawyer and provide him or her with supporting documents is proportionate to the degree of success you may experience in getting or retaining your fair share of income, of marital assets and marital debts.
A lawyer is an asset to the society. Lawyers or a lawyer has a huge role to play. He provides legal aid and legal guidance to the society in general. Also, it is his social responsibility. We need them at every wake of life. They are the vertebrae of our society. They not only provide us with legal advice but also act as advisors as and when required. There are two broad divisions of lawyers, criminal lawyers and civil lawyers. Whichever law they are practicing, they have to follow some ethics. It is said that we should not hide anything from the lawyers. So these people hear a lot of confessions from us. But they are bound by the oath of secrecy and should not misuse this information. On the other hand, they listen to the problems of their clients and then discuss every aspect of those problems. They also make the clients aware of their fundamental rights.
The following is related to Illinois law only and is compiled from our conversations with various Illinois labor attorneys.