Going through a divorce can be a long and stressful process. The fact that a divorce can have long-term financial consequences, both for you and your children, means that finding and retaining experienced legal counsel should always be a top priority. Our experienced Deerfield divorce attorneys will work diligently to secure you and your loved ones the best possible outcome within your divorce case. Contact the skilled legal minds at Women’s Divorce and Family Law Group by Haid and Teich, LLP today to ensure you’re treated fairly, and your rights are protected throughout the process.
In a divorce that involves children, child custody arrangements are naturally a primary concern. The State of Illinois does not use the terms child custody and visitation but, instead, refers to the allocation of parenting time and responsibility. Instead of identifying one parent as the custodial parent, Illinois views the issue as a spectrum in which both parents share responsibility and parenting time, though not necessarily evenly.
The vast majority of divorce cases are settled outside of court. This means that you and your divorcing spouse – with the aid of your Deerfield divorce attorney – will attempt to reach a parenting agreement. This agreement will be set out in your parenting plan, which will identify the exact days that each of you is responsible for your children’s custody and which of you is responsible for certain major decisions in your children’s lives.
If you find you are unable to reach an agreement, the court will do so for you, but it is important to know that the court has broad discretion in the matter. While the court’s motivation is always the child’s best interests, you obviously know your children far better than the court does, and you know what is best for them. Work closely with your Deerfield divorce attorney to help ensure that your parenting plan reflects what’s best for you and your children.
As an equitable division state, Illinois law dictates that both your marital assets and debts are equitably split between both parties. Beyond just this, Illinois does not consider factors such as marital misconduct or fault when deciding how to divide marital properties. However, other factors are taken into account when a court proceeds through the division process. These include:
The experienced and committed divorce attorneys at Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group in Deerfield, Illinois, have the skill, compassion, and determination to help guide your case toward its most positive resolution. Our dedicated legal team is here to help, so please contact us today.
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