Divorce signifies a serious transition in your life that can have a major impact on your future finances and your home. Divorce can lead to a financial downturn and less time with your kids, which can be as difficult as it is heartbreaking. Working closely with one of the best Chicago divorce attorneys is the best way to help ensure you obtain divorce terms that uphold your rights and support you and your children’s best interests.
While every divorce follows its own unique course, the terms that every divorcing couple must hammer out remain the same, including:
If you and your divorcing spouse are not able to negotiate terms for each of these categories that applies in your divorce (with the help of your respective divorce attorneys), the court will intervene on your behalf (regarding whichever term or terms have become sticking points). It is generally in your best interest to negotiate terms between yourselves, but if your attorneys’ careful negotiations and divorce mediation leave you no closer to a mutually agreeable compromise, you’ll need to turn to the court.
In any divorce that involves children, concerns related to child custody arrangements tend to take precedence. Decision-making allocation relates to who will be making major decisions on behalf of the children, including:
Parenting Time, on the other hand, refers to whom the children live with for specified days and times.
If you’re facing a divorce, you are facing considerable changes that will impact you and your children’s lives in ways you may not have even considered. The dedicated Chicago divorce attorneys at WARD FAMILY LAW are committed to helping you better understand your options and aggressively advocate for divorce terms that succinctly address your most pressing divorce concerns. We’re here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today.
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I lost my job but still had to pay the child support. I was scrambling. I talked to Jennifer Ward and she explained the process and the need to quickly file to put the court on notice that my child support needed to change. She saved me so much money in the long run while I looked for a new job so that I could start paying to help my kids again. Losing my job was not in the plan but at least my kids are on track.
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