You are facing a divorce, and you naturally want the best divorce attorney in Chicago on your side. Because the terms of your divorce will significantly affect you and your children’s future, this is a completely reasonable response. Your future is far too important to settle for anything less.
In order to finalize your divorce, you and your divorcing spouse will need to find a way to negotiate all of the following categories of divorce terms (as applicable):
The terms that you come to on each of these matters will reverberate into your future and should be afforded the close legal attention required.
When it comes to negotiating your divorce terms, the best path forward always involves the least amount of intervention possible. If, however, you and your ex are at an impasse regarding one concern or another, you’ll need to progress through the stages of intervention until you land upon mutually agreeable terms (or the court makes all remaining determinations on your behalf). These stages include:
Finally, if your efforts do not result in mutually acceptable terms in every category, the court will step in and make all remaining decisions for you, which is less than ideal but is sometimes a necessity.
If the remaining terms in front of the court involve your shared children, the court will always proceed with the best interest of the children in mind. This is colored by its fundamental stance that children’s needs are best served by maintaining a relationship and spending time with both parents (barring extreme conditions). Finally, if the matter relates to finances, the court will take every factor it deems pertinent into consideration while making what it considers an equitable – or fair – decision.
Moving through your divorce and into your best post-divorce future requires the kind of legal diligence and focus that the experienced Chicago divorce attorneys at WARD FAMILY LAW are committed to providing. Your satisfaction with the divorce terms you obtain is our primary focus, and we’re proud to have an impressive track record in this arena. Your case matters, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information 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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