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What to Look for in a Good Divorce Lawyer

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Going through the break-up of a marriage is difficult and has the potential to impact you for years into the future. To ensure the best possible outcome, you need someone you can trust to act as a strong legal ally on your side. The following details why this is important and what to look for in a good divorce lawyer

Why a Good Divorce Lawyer Matters

Each divorce case is different. Some couples choose to end their marriage after only a few years and on relatively amicable terms. Other divorces are more complex, such as those involving high-asset cases, long-term marriages, or accusations of marital misconduct. 

Despite the circumstances, there are important issues pertaining to money, property, and children under the Illinois Statutes which must be resolved in any divorce case. This is where having an experienced Chicago divorce lawyer comes in. You need someone who can take the following actions on your behalf:  

  • Review the circumstances surrounding your divorce and how state laws are likely to apply;
  • File the appropriate legal documents with the court and respond to any pleadings you receive from your spouse;
  • Appear by your side at divorce-related hearings, making effective legal arguments on your behalf;
  • Negotiate with opposing attorneys to ensure your best interests are served in any settlements;
  • Make sure any final divorce orders issued by the judge are enforced. 

Qualities to Look for in a Good Divorce Lawyer

Having a good divorce lawyer on your side can impact not only the outcome of your case but your overall well-being for years into the future. Qualities to look for include: 

  • Years of experience: You want someone experienced in state law and in handling a variety of different types of divorce cases;
  • A trusted reputation: You want a divorce lawyer who has a trusted reputation in the legal community and established relationships with other attorneys, judges, and personnel you will be encountering through the Cook County Domestic Relations Court.
  • A track record of success: Results matter. You need an attorney with a proven track record of success in handling client cases. 
  • Dedication to clients: Professional, personalized service is what you should expect from your divorce lawyer. They should be available to answer your question, explain what is going on, and provide regular updates on the status of your case. 

Reach Out to Our Chicago Divorce Lawyers

 At the Women’s Divorce and Family Law Group, we are recognized nationally as one of the best family law firms and are dedicated to helping each of our clients get the best possible results in their divorce case. To request a consultation with our Chicago divorce lawyers, call or contact our office online today. 

There are many factors to consider when contemplating divorce, and a pre-divorce planning session can help you begin to plan for a divorce. Please contact the professionals at the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group by calling (312) 585-6604 or clicking here to schedule a consultation.


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Lake Forest Office

100 Saunders Rd.
Suite 150

Lake Forest, IL 60045

Lisle Office

3333 Warrenville Rd.
Suite 200

Lisle, IL 60532

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45th Floor

Chicago, IL 60601

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