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If you’re staring down a divorce, it’s difficult to know how best to proceed. Every divorce follows its own unique course, involves its own unique variables, and encounters its own unique challenges. Nevertheless, one important constant among all divorces is that every client does himself or herself a favor by working closely with an experienced Chicago divorce lawyer.

Your Divorce Finances

When it comes to divorce, the basic terms tend to sort out into financial matters and child custody arrangements. The financial terms will guide you and your children’s financial future, and they include:

  • Division of Marital PropertyThe property you and your spouse accumulated during your married years is considered marital property. These assets are intended to be divided between you and your ex (upon divorce) in a manner that is deemed equitable, which means fair in relation to the specifics of your marriage. Equitable does not, however, necessarily mean equally. In fact, the court has considerable discretion in the matter and can take all those factors it deems relevant into consideration. 
  • Child Support – While child support relates to your children and your child custody/parental allocation arrangements, it remains a financial issue.
  • Maintenance–Maintenance is also called spousal support or alimony, and it means payments made post-divorce (and/or during the pendency of the divorce) that are intended to help balance any financial imbalance that exists between the two spouses.

Child Custody Arrangements

Child custody arrangements are obviously a primary concern in every marriage that involves children. Illinois addresses both legal custody (who makes the important decisions that guide the children’s lives) and residential custody (whom the children live with and when). Both forms of custody can be either joint (shared by both parents) or sole (taken on by one parent alone). 

An Experienced Chicago Divorce Lawyer Can Help

The outcome of your divorce will play a significant role in your future, and that’s why you need a dedicated Chicago divorce lawyer in your corner. The formidable legal team at WARD FAMILY LAW has vast experience helping clients like you obtain favorable divorce terms, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today.

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