Can I Afford A Divorce?

The idea of getting a divorce is not only stressful emotionally, but financially. Many clients come to our law office afraid that they cannot afford divorce. Suddenly becoming one income instead of two and trying to sell a home during a downturn in the housing market are all scary ideas. If this sounds like your situation, remember one thing: The most important thing is your well-being and happiness. Whether you realize this or not, conflict and unhappiness could very well be trickling into other areas of your life as well as to your children. Have a serious conversation with an attorney today to discuss your specific financial circumstance.

Over Two Decades Of Experience

While the road to getting a divorce may not be easy, the end result could very well be worth it. For almost all our clients, we do not recommend waiting to get a divorce because it just doesn't seem like a good idea right now financially. There is never a good time to get a divorce. This is beyond your control and it is OK to realize this. However, the experience of your attorney is something you can control.

At The Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., our founding Chicago divorce lawyer has over two decades of legal experience. Our practice focuses on family law counsel for those in the Chicago, Illinois, area. You will find that we are compassionate, dedicated as well as efficient. We encourage you to take those first steps toward finding out more about divorce laws in Illinois and whether this is the right step for you. You can reach us online to schedule an initial consultation about whether or not you can afford a divorce.

The Financial Impact Of Divorce

As seasoned divorce lawyers, we have seen all kinds of financial situations over the years — from high net worth divorce to those cases where the impact of a divorce was heavily financial. We will not sugarcoat the expectations and outcomes of your financial situation. However, what we will do is be as cost-effective as possible and not waste your time. We believe in efficient and thorough divorce counsel. For each case, we bring a customized solution to the client's individual needs.

Divorce often does have a great financial impact. The main and most common reason for this is due to the fact that two incomes are now becoming separate incomes. Assets and liabilities must be divided equitably between the parties. In many cases, real estate property must be sold in order to accomplish this, both residential and commercial. In almost all divorce cases, the financial change will be significant. Not all divorce cases qualify for spousal maintenance.

The thing to remember is that divorce does mean change and it will take time in getting used to it. Your life will change but the goal is that it is changing for the better. The road toward the end goal may be rocky at times, but that is why it is so important to have an experienced divorce lawyer to guide you every step of the way.

Tell Us About Your Divorce Concerns Today

We are here to hear your concerns and have an honest conversation with you about the financial impact divorce could have. Please reach out to us today by calling 312-462-0324. Our law firm is located in Chicago, Illinois.