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Wilmette Divorce Lawyer

Wilmette Divorce Lawyer

When you got married, divorce was surely the furthest thing from your mind. But over the years, a couple can separate for myriad reasons, and ultimately for some, divorce is the best course of action.

But filing for a divorce is a complex legal process, and requires not only being sure that you’re ready to split ways for good, but also addressing and resolving a number of legal issues. Before initiating the divorce process–and certainly before reaching the settlement phase–contact an experienced Wilmette divorce lawyer for legal guidance.

Issues That Must Be Resolved Before a Divorce Can Be Finalized

Before you and your spouse can legally part ways and a divorce is finalized, you must come to an agreement regarding certain issues in divorce. These include:

  • Whether or not one spouse will pay spousal support to the other, which is common in situations when one party is financially dependent on the other;
  • Whether or not custody will be sole or joint if you have any children, and how transportation between the child will occur, how disputes regarding the child will be resolved, and more;
  • How much a child support payment will be, which is determined by a court after parents decide how a custody arrangement will work; and
  • How property will be divided and debts will be paid, which includes determining what is marital vs. separate property, who will keep a house or car, what will happen to any jointly owned businesses, and more.

Resolving Issues in and Out of Court

The above issues can be very contentious, and often times, couples find themselves at odds with one another, unable to move forward on a certain issue. Our Wilmette divorce lawyers are skilled negotiators and mediators, and can help you work with your spouse to create an arrangement that works well for everyone. We can also help you to understand what issues to compromise on, and how to negotiate to get what you want.

While we always recommend that couples try to resolve issues out of court when possible, we understand that this is not always a reality. If you and your spouse are unable to agree on issues in a divorce through collaboration, we will be prepared to take your case to court. We have trial experience, and are prepared to aggressively represent you.

Contact Our Law Offices Today

When you are filing for a divorce or responding to a petition for divorce, you are not required to work with an attorney. However, failing to hire an experienced attorney can have consequences; a divorce judgement is typically final, and not all issues in a judgement can be modified at a later date. This means that how your divorce is resolved can have a huge impact on your financial wellbeing, as well as the relationship that you maintain with your child. When you work with our law firm, we fight for you.

To schedule a free consultation with our Wilmette divorce lawyers, please call our law firm directly or send us a message. We have more than two decades’ of experience.

Contact Our Illinois Divorce & Custody Law Firm Today

You will find our attorneys to be flexible, responsive, and ready to begin providing exceptional representation to protect your rights and your best interests immediately. Call our law office now at 312-624-7645 to schedule a consultation about your family law needs at no initial charge.


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