While no one expects their marriage to end in a divorce, we assist clients through the process of getting back what an unhappy marriage may have taken away. We provide a plan of action, built around each client’s individual and unique situation, to rebuild the stable foundation necessary to move forward after the marriage is dissolved.
Children are the number priority in any action for divorce. Although new legislation has made Child Support a bit more trickier than previously, we will build a strategic plan that will help you secure the child support that is needed, and enforce any support orders or agreements, that will allow your children to have the stability and support they need to or would have maintained had the marriage not ended in divorce.
Although every situation is unique, parenting time (formerly known as “child custody”) allocation is designed to give each parent time with their children on alternating weeks, holidays, and school breaks, as well as dividing school day evenings and weeks during the summer as evenly as possible. Parenting time also involves significant decision-making responsibilities, including matters of education, religion, medical care, and extra-curricular activities. We specialize in assisting clients navigate through the parenting time process, the lessen both the emotional and procedural burden that can be imposed on both parents and children alike, to help you and your children move forward when a separation or divorce is involved.
Illinois is an “equitable division” state, which requires a “fair and equitable” distribution of marital property. That does not necessarily mean 50/50. We provide the guidance and tools necessary to walk you through the property and debt distribution process, so that the this does not become another source of anxiety and frustration during this difficult transitional period. We can also specialize in analyzing whether property acquired during the marriage, depending on how and what resources were used to acquire it, can be protected as your “non-marital” property.