Whether you are facing a divorce or are considering a divorce, you no doubt have plenty of questions and concerns crowding your mind. And there’s a very good reason for this – divorce is unpredictable and complicated and can seriously impact you and your children’s futures in ways you may not even have taken into consideration. Wherever you are in the divorce decision-making process, reach out to an experienced divorce lawyer in Chicago for the professional legal counsel you need.
Divorce will almost certainly affect your finances, but this does not mean that a divorce is beyond your means. In fact, if you’ve come to the difficult determination that a divorce is right for you, a knowledgeable divorce lawyer will help you explore your options and attempt to find a financially viable path forward. Staying in a marriage because you fear the financial ramifications of a divorce serves no one’s best interests.
If you and your spouse are not on the same page about divorce, speaking with an experienced divorce lawyer sooner – rather than later – is very likely to be in your best interest. Often, it is advisable to move forward and file for divorce first, but this isn’t always the case. Only you know how your spouse is likely to react, and the attorney you consult with will help you make decisions that address your specific situation.
Your marital property refers to those assets that you accumulated during your marriage, and upon divorce, they should be divided between you in a way that is fair (or equitable). In order to achieve this, your assets are unlikely to be divided directly down the middle. Instead, a wide range of variables will be taken into consideration, including:
An experienced divorce lawyer will skillfully advocate for a just division of marital property that fairly addresses you and your children’s ongoing needs and circumstances.
If you’re at the stage that you’re contemplating divorce, a dedicated divorce lawyer in Chicago can help. At WARD FAMILY LAW, our compassionate legal team understands that the stressful times we find ourselves in can rock even the most solid relationships. We are committed to helping you recognize the difference between a decision based purely on stress and one that’s more deeply rooted. We’re here for you, 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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