Attentive And Effective Divorce Representation
When faced with the prospect of a divorce, you want an attorney who will be compassionate and attentive to your needs while being aggressive at resolving your issues. The family law attorneys of , have more than 20 combined years of experience helping thousands of Illinoisans get the divorces they need.
For help with your divorce, contact one of our caring divorce lawyers. Our fees are affordable, and we offer payment plans designed to fit your budget as well as flat fees for uncontested divorce. We maximize every dollar by working as a team.
Our Divorce And Dissolution Practice
In Illinois, a divorce is technically known as a dissolution of marriage. Divorces come in two basic forms: contested and uncontested. In a contested divorce, the spouses do not agree on all the terms of the divorce. In an uncontested divorce, the spouses agree on all the terms of the divorce and merely need the court to approve this agreement.
Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, our legal team will help you with every aspect of your divorce or dissolution, including:
- Division of marital assets and debts
- Child custody and visitation, now referred to in Illinois as the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time
- Initial determination of child support
- Determining whether alimony/spousal maintenance is appropriate
- Domestic violence issues, including restraining orders/orders of protection
After a divorce, things can change. We assist clients with post-divorce modifications such as changes to child support, visitation schedules or alimony agreements.
Division Of Marital Assets
Illinois law does not require a 50-50 division of property. Instead, courts examine all factors to determine how to divide your marital property. Marital property includes assets and wages accumulated during marriage, and these assets are subject to division according to marital asset division law.
We can help people navigate more complex property division matters, including:
- Division of family businesses: Discussions often include how to calculate your business’s value and whether you wish to sell it and divide the proceeds or continue operating your company. We utilize a team of experts, such as business valuation experts and forensic accountants, to determine your company’s true value and to negotiate for an outcome that reflects your desires for your business.
- Division of retirement assets: We can help you equitably value and divide your retirement assets such as annuities, 401(k) plans and pensions as well as draft a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO).
- Division of stock options: Vested stock options are subject to division in a divorce but often cannot be exercised until a future date. We can help you divide stock options during the divorce as well as establish language in your divorce settlement outlining who will pay the taxes.
In addition to navigating property division, we assist people with matters of alimony, also known as spousal maintenance. Regardless of whether alimony plays a part in your post-divorce finances, we work to achieve the goal of property division.
Attorneys Familiar With Divorce Issues Related To Military Service
Military divorce involves many of the same issues addressed in a civilian divorce in Illinois. These issues are often more complicated for military families, however, because one spouse – or both – may be on active duty and stationed in another state or out of the country. There are also complications involving the calculation of military income, dividing future military pensions and allocating military benefits.
At , our attorneys have considerable experience representing armed services members and their spouses in divorce proceedings. Our firm also tried the case that set the precedent in Illinois for military survivor benefits.
Contact Us Today For A Free, Half-Hour Initial Consultation
Contact us online or call the firm to speak with one of our knowledgeable divorce attorneys. Contact our main office in Wheeling at 847-979-9966 or our offices in Buffalo Grove and Libertyville at 847-281-0200.