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Issues You Should Discuss with a Divorce Attorney

If you are facing a divorce, having an experienced divorce attorney in your corner is always in your best interest. Further, there are certain divorce concerns that you should not wait to address with your experienced Illinois divorce attorney. 

Issues Related to Domestic Violence

If you have concerns related to domestic violence, child abuse, or child neglect on the part of your spouse, you should lead with this. The fact is that abuse can escalate during the divorce process, and your attorney will help you strategize the best path forward and can help you explore the resources that are available to you. 

Temporary Orders

If you are concerned about how you are going to support yourself and your children or how your children are going to divide your time with the kids while your divorce is pending, you may need temporary orders, and this is a matter you should address with your divorce attorney at the outset. Temporary orders can address all the following:

  • Possession of your family home while the divorce is pending
  • Temporary parenting arrangements
  • Temporary alimony
  • Temporary child support
  • Who pays which bills in the interim

Parenting Concerns

Divorces that involve shared children naturally come equipped with issues related to how parenting matters will play out. Discussing your preferences and concerns regarding your children with your divorce attorney early in the process is well advised. In Illinois, you will need to determine:

  • Parental Responsibilities, which determines who will be making the primary parenting decisions
  • Parenting Time, which sets forth each parent’s schedule with the children 

The Division of your Marital Property

The division of your marital property is of primary concern in nearly every divorce, and discussing this issue with your divorce attorney early on is vital. All those assets that you and your spouse acquired throughout your marriage are considered marital property, and it does not matter who made the purchase or whose name the asset is in. These assets must be divided between you in a manner that is deemed fair by the court – given the circumstances involved. The first order of business when it comes to the division of your marital property is understanding how much you own, which typically involves gathering extensive financial documentation. Factors that tend to make the division of marital property more challenging include:

  • High assets
  • Business ownership
  • Generally complicated financials
  • The intermingling of marital and separate assets (those assets either of you brings into the marriage with you and keeps separate throughout)

It’s Time to Consult with an Experienced Illinois Divorce Attorney

The accomplished Illinois divorce attorneys at SAM LAW OFFICE, LLC, are well prepared to help you address your divorce concerns head-on while protecting your parental and financial rights in the process. To learn more about what we can do to help you, please don’t delay contacting us today. 

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