What does a divorce entail?
Divorce can be an emotionally draining process for both you and your children. Our experienced attorneys will strive to guide you through this challenging time in your life. The issues normally involved in divorce proceedings are the division of assets and debts, maintenance (alimony), custody, child support (and support-related expenses), and parenting time.
Uncontested divorces: This means that we can handle your divorce as an uncontested matter and work to enable a settlement between you and your spouse amicably and without or with very little court intervention until it is settled. Without a doubt, this is the most affordable option.
Contested divorces: Contested divorces can be a trying time for you and your family. In Illinois, if the parties cannot come to terms on custody issues, it is mandatory that the courts order you into mediation . This can be very productive given the cooperation of both parents. If you are not successful in mediation, it can be a long, drawn out expensive procedure when custody of the children is at issue.
Aside from custody, the issues of maintenance and the division of assets and debts are also issues which can be negotiated or litigated between the parties. Despite your financial situation, Illinois law is based on a “fair and equitable” settlement between the parties. Whether your case is negotiated or litigated, we will work towards achieving the most favorable outcome for you. The outcome of your divorce can be greatly affected by the competency of your attorney, and with our guidance and experience, we will assist you in making informed decisions and achieving your desired goals.
For help with Divorce, please contact: