If you need a divorce or are facing divorce papers, your parental and financial rights are on the line, which makes having an experienced divorce lawyer in the 60622 zip code on your side critical. The terms of your divorce will set the course for your future, so don’t wait to reach out.
While your divorce will be unique to your situation, you will need to negotiate the same divorce terms that other divorcing couples do, including:
Any of these that you and your divorcing spouse agree upon – or are able to reach an agreement regarding – puts you ahead of the curve. For the rest, you’ll turn to the skilled legal guidance of your respective divorce lawyers, which may include mediation. Any terms that remain unresolved once negotiations stall will need to be addressed by the court.
Child custody arrangements in Illinois are broken down into both parenting time and decision-making parental responsibilities. Parenting time sets you and your ex’s schedule with your shared children. While your options are almost without limit, these schedules fall into two basic categories that include:
Parental responsibilities assign decision-making authority, which can be addressed in all the following ways:
The kinds of decisions addressed include:
The child support obligation is typically the responsibility of the parent who earns more – but Illinois is an income shares model in calculating support. And this remains true even when parenting time is an even proposition. The amount of child support paid is calculated according to an equation determined by the state.
Illinois courts are sensitive to the financial plight of spouses whose divorce leaves them without the means to continue supporting themselves. If the other spouse has the financial ability to offer assistance, alimony may be appropriate. Alimony is generally set only for the amount of time necessary to allow the recipient to gain the education, skill, or experience necessary to join the workforce and better support themself financially.
The formidable divorce lawyers at WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC, appreciate how important the outcome of your divorce is to you and your children’s future, and in response, they will leave no stone unturned in their focused pursuit of your case’s most favorable resolution. Don’t wait to learn more by contacting us today.
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