Though Illinois divorce law applies no matter how long you are married, dissolution of a long-term marriage presents unique challenges. The longer the duration of your relationship, the more complicated it can be to identify marital property, divvy up shared assets, and address spousal support. When you also have minor children it is also essential to consider the key issues involved with raising them.
At the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. our divorce lawyers are dedicated to enforcing your rights in proceedings involving the dissolution of a long-term marriage. We are also compassionate in understanding your needs when faced with an uncertain future. We have represented many Chicago-area clients who are divorced after many years together so we can assist with coming to an agreement with your spouse or advocating for you in court.
Couples divorcing after years or decades of marriage can struggle through the process because their lives have become so interconnected. Still, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act applies regardless of the length of the marriage. Spouses must address multiple key issues and the court encourages agreement by both spouses. However, courts will apply statutory provisions if parties cannot resolve their disputes.
In a dissolution of a long-term marriage your primary concerns involve:
The lawyers at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. have considerable experience with issues that arise in all divorce cases. We can help:
Divorce is never an easy process and it can be especially taxing for parties who are dissolving a long-term marriage. If you have questions or want to learn more about how our firm can help with these complex issues please contact the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. to set up an initial consultation. We serve clients in Chicago and throughout Northeastern Illinois and we are happy to help.