There may be a flood of new divorces in 2018. Here's why.

Because the recently signed federal tax overhaul will change the treatment of alimony beginning in 2019, this year could see a mad dash to finish divorce settlements. But there's a limit to how fast the process can move, since contested divorces often take 14 months at a minimum. Further complicating the process, states must now take a fresh look at their existing alimony statutes to square them with the new federal law. With an uncertain future, clients will need good advice from their financial analysts more than ever.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-alimony/your-money-get-ready-for-a-flood-of-difficult-divorces-in-2018-idUSKBN1EF1S1

For those going through Divorce in Illinois