If you need a divorce, you are no doubt not only overwhelmed but also seriously concerned regarding the cost involved. While divorce can become very expensive very quickly, there is no reason that this has to happen in your case. In fact, there are affordable divorce lawyers in Chicago whose work focuses on helping clients like you obtain divorce terms that uphold their rights.
Your marriage is not exactly like anyone else’s, and your divorce won’t be either. Nevertheless, you will address all the same elements (as they apply) in your divorce, including:
If you and your divorcing spouse are in complete agreement on each of these issues, your divorce will proceed apace for a very reasonable financial outlay. If you’re not in complete agreement, and many couples are not, there is no reason to panic. Your experienced divorce attorney will help guide your case forward with as little legal intervention as possible.
The fact is that you are going to need to come to terms on all of the relevant divorce issues, but you can take a step-by-step approach to move forward that will help you minimize legal costs. Consider the following:
Ultimately, a reputable divorce attorney will help you balance protecting your financial and parental rights with obtaining a divorce you can afford and will help you explore your best options throughout the divorce process.
Divorce is difficult enough. The last thing you need to worry about is how in the world you’re going to be able to afford it in the first place. The dedicated divorce lawyers at WARD FAMILY LAW are committed to helping you find your smoothest and most affordable path forward – while skillfully advocating for your financial rights and your rights as a parent. We’re on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today.
I knew we were going to have a custody battle from day one. It was going to be mean and messy and expensive and long. I did not know if I could handle it but I had to do it for my kids. Jennifer litigated my case to the end - we had an attorney for the kids, we had psych evaluations, we had reports for the Judge, we had court date after court date. She was strategic, smart, planned well ahead, and kept on top of everything. Thanks to her and her legal eagles my kids are in a…
We were not married but had two kids and we were both listed as the parents on the birth certificates. What I did not know at the time was that the birth certificate (for parents who are not married) does not count in Chicago! You have to have a paternity test or have signed some special paperwork at the hospital that we did not know about at the time. Ward Family Law prepared the court filings so that we could establish our parental rights. Thank you!
At the end of my divorce case I realized that the paperwork required us to provide the court with a Qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) in order for our retirement and investment accounts to be divided as we had agreed. The problem was that we did not have them done in time. Jennifer and her team stepped in and handled contacting the plan administrators, completing the draft QDROs, submitting them for pre-approval of everyone and then presenting them to the court. While we had hoped this was super easy there were a lot of steps and a lot of things…
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