Divorce can be even more disruptive than you already imagine it will be. In fact, the stress of divorce – on top of all the other stressors that we are currently enduring – can push the most reasonable among us to behave unreasonably. In other words, divorce can be as unpredictable as it is difficult. A top divorce attorney in Chicago, however, can help.
You’re facing a divorce, and you know you have a serious journey ahead. While you may be tempted to bury your head and hope for the best, the fact is that there are concrete steps you can take to help ensure that your divorce proceeds as smoothly as it possibly can. You are well-advised to get started gathering all of the following documentation in your effort to become well prepared for what’s to come:
Obtaining a solid snapshot of your financials early on is an excellent way to help ensure that you are well aware of the full range of your marital assets and that you have a better handle on your financial rights.
The division of your marital property – those assets you acquired during the course of your married life – should be divided upon your divorce in a manner that is fair in relation to the relevant circumstances of your marriage. There are some factors, however, that can complicate this division even further, including:
The more complicated your financials, the more complicated dividing your marital assets fairly is likely to be. These additional complications can also make it easier for an unscrupulous spouse to hide assets, to divest assets, to give away assets, or to otherwise artificially skew your marital assets. Working closely with an experienced divorce attorney from the outset is the best way to protect your financial interests throughout the divorce process.
One of the most critical components of any divorce is the fair division of marital property, and the intrepid Chicago divorce attorneys at WARD FAMILY LAW are committed to skillfully pursuing divorce terms that protect your financial rights. Our dedicated legal team is here to help, 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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