Divorce is a major transition in the life of anyone who experiences it, and the emotional component can cloud your judgment in relation to the primary legal components involved. In other words, protecting your rights throughout the process is paramount, and having an experienced divorce attorney in the 60610 zip code on your side represents the best path forward.
One of the most challenging divorce terms to resolve tends to be the division of marital property. The assets you came to own while you are married are all considered marital property, and upon divorce, you’ll need to find a fair – or equitable – way to divide them (or their value) between yourselves. Anything that either of you brought into the marriage with you and kept disentangled from your marital assets will remain the separate property of the original owner, but assets often have a way of entangling themselves over the course of a marriage.
Factors that tend to complicate the already challenging division of marital property include:
If your spouse chooses to spend down, give away, hide, or otherwise interfere with your marital assets, it can raise the stakes considerably.
Child custody in Illinois is made up of both parental responsibilities and parenting time. Your parental responsibilities refer to the matter of making fundamental parenting decisions, such as those related to the following:
Parenting time, on the other hand, refers to the schedule that determines when the children live with you under your roof and when they live with their other parent. Parenting time schedules can vary significantly, but one of you will either become the primary custodial parent or both of you will split your overnights with the kids more evenly.
The State of Illinois employs child support to ensure that children are supported financially by both parents. Many factors are taken into consideration in the calculation process, but the primary concerns are the number of overnights each parent enjoys with the children and each parent’s income. When a parent is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed in an effort to skew the amount of child support owed, the state addresses the concern directly.
If one of you will walk away from divorce, unable to continue supporting yourself while the other has the means to help, alimony may be ordered. Alimony’s intent is generally to allow the recipient to gain the job training or education necessary to become more financially independent.
The accomplished divorce attorneys at Hammer Serna & Quinn in the 60610 zip code have an impressive track record of successfully guiding challenging divorce cases toward advantageous outcomes, and we’re here for you too. To learn more, please don’t delay reaching out and contacting us today.
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