Divorce can creep up on a marriage – or be thrust upon a marriage swiftly – but regardless of how it happens, divorce is a serious transition that requires careful attention. Unfortunately, the stress and upset that accompanies every divorce can make it difficult to stay focused on the concerns that matter most – you and your children’s best interests. Working closely with one of the best Chicago divorce lawyers, however, will help ensure you obtain divorce terms that work for you.
One of the most financially significant components of your divorce is the division of your marital property, and all of the following factors apply:
The just, fair and equitable division of marital property can become very complicated very quickly, and protecting your financial rights throughout is essential.
In addition to the financial elements of your divorce, you’ll need to face the issue of child custody arrangements, which is a primary concern of every divorce involving children. While the term “custody” is no longer used in Illinois, the new terminology is entry of an allocation judgment that addresses parenting time and decision-making. How much time each party has with the minor children is designated by his or her parenting time and is determined by many factors if not by agreement of the parties. Decision-making has four major components: religion, education, extra-curricular, and medical and can be made by one party or both parties.
If you’re going through a divorce, you need the best Chicago divorce lawyer on your side. The dedicated divorce lawyers at WARD FAMILY LAW in Chicago are both well-equipped and well prepared to help guide your case toward beneficial divorce terms that protect your rights and best interests. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
It was quick and easy and those are two words I did not think I would say about my divorce. We are still friendly too. We just were not meant to be together anymore. Ward Family Law made sure to draft the documents with the terms that we agreed on which kept us on good terms and there was no fighting. I cannot recommend them enough if you are looking for a clean, honest, quick, easy divorce.
We were set to get married in a little over a month and my family insisted on a premarital agreement. On my very first call Jennifer explained the entire process and timing. They hit the ground running and got everything completed and signed well before our wedding date. That made everything much less stressful so I thank them so much for their professionalism and timeliness.
Our plan was to get married after the baby was born and then a year later we still were not married and we were going our separate ways. I had no idea that the birth certificate alone did not make me the legal parent of our baby in Illinois. Luckily, Ward Family Law handles these cases and established paternity through a DNA test and submitted the results to the court. We now have an agreement on time with our kids and support too.
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