You may have only one chance to investigate and settlethe assets in your Chicago divorce. If you fail to conduct formal discovery before settling, you may not be able to change the terms of the settlement in the future. One of the more important legal realities of which the public may be unaware is that a property settlement in a divorce is generally permanent and irreversible in Illinois. Formal discovery is the process by which attorneys for the parties gather and confirm important information relevant to the divorce case. If you have questions regarding discovery and property settlement in your Chicago divorce, call Chicago divorce attorney Tanya Witt at (312) 948-9884 or email The above blog post does not constitute legal advice. Please discuss your specific rights with an attorney.