Parting ways with a spouse with whom you have built a life, purchased property, shared secrets, and perhaps raised children is no easy thing. Not only is filing for a divorce a huge emotional and personal decision, but filing for a divorce has a number of legal consequences and effects on the future as well. Indeed, the way that your divorce is settled may affect your economic health, where you are able to live, and how much time you can spend with your children, amongst other things.
The best way to preserve your best interests in a divorce and secure a divorce settlement that protects you is to work with an experienced Oak Brook divorce lawyer. At the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., our Oak Brook divorce attorneys have the skills, reputation, and experience you can count on.
While the state of Illinois used to recognize fault grounds for a divorce, today, couples may only seek a divorce on one grounds: irreconcilable differences. This means that a couple’s marriage is “broken,” and that the parties have exhausted all means for repairing the marriage, and that trying to fix the marriage any further would be more detrimental to parties than beneficial. If the parties have lived apart for at least six months, then there is an “irrebuttable presumption” that the requirement of irreconcilable differences has been satisfied.
All couples who are filing for a divorce will need to resolve certain issues in a divorce. This includes things like how property will be divided, how debts will be paid, and where children will live. In Oak Brook, high asset divorce may add another layer of complication, as Oak Brook is one of the most affluent areas in the state. Couples going through a divorce may struggle with resolving the above issues, as well as valuating and dividing businesses, 401(k) accounts, other retirement accounts and pensions, investments, real estate holdings, stock and bonds, and high-value personal assets.
If you are going through a divorce–particularly a high conflict or high asset divorce–you need an attorney on your side. Failing to work with an experienced divorce and family law attorney could put your future and the outcome of your divorce case in jeopardy.
If you are searching for an aggressive divorce attorney who knows how to secure divorce settlements in their clients’ favor, look no further than the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. Our Oak Brook divorce lawyers have more than two decades of legal experience, and are prepared to advocate for you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.