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The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls. Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails. An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.
Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs. Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible. It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.
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As a Cook County divorce lawyer, our primary goal is to support you in differentiating between marital and non-marital assets. We understand that equitable distribution of property, including real estate, businesses, and retirement savings, is crucial for your financial stability post-divorce. Collaborating closely with you, we ensure a fair division of assets, prioritizing your financial welfare.
Dealing with child and spousal support can be complex. As your divorce attorney in Cook County, Illinois, we focus on obtaining a support order that reflects your needs and aids in your journey toward self-sufficiency. When children are involved, we concentrate on securing the necessary resources for their upbringing, aligning with Illinois' child support guidelines. Our family law lawyers work diligently to establish support arrangements that safeguard your and your children's future.
Life doesn't stand still after a divorce. As circumstances change, you may need to modify or enforce divorce orders related to spousal or child support, or parental responsibilities. Our Cook County divorce attorneys are committed to providing ongoing legal support. We assist in enforcing compliance with parenting plans and support obligations, ensuring that post-divorce transitions are smooth and fair for you and your family.
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In this article, our Cook County family law attorneys explain the factors courts consider when determining whether to award maintenance in a divorce case, the amount of an award, and how it will be paid. Maintenance can be paid in lump sum or continuing payments on a temporary or permanent basis.
Divorce courts try to put parties as close to the standard of living they enjoyed during the marriage as possible. Important factors considered are the duration of the marriage, earning capacity of each spouse, and the sacrifices one spouse made during the marriage for the other spouse's career.
When going through a divorce, couples tend to focus on big things, like who gets the house, spousal or child support, parenting time, and visitation rights, and many don’t have much bandwidth left to deal with the little things. But, what may seem like trivial items, such as passwords, cell phone plans, and tax implications can cause serious headaches when issues inevitably crop up in the future. Furthermore, couples in a rush to divorce, or hoping to game the system, face much more serious consequences for actions and decisions that could have easily been avoided.
In this article, our Cook County family law attorneys discuss the changes to Illinois divorce laws that occurred in 2016.These changes were meant to reduce the likelihood of disputes.
Irreconcilable differences will now be the only grounds for divorce in Illinois. Now, the time of living separate and apart is 6 months, and can be waived if both parties agree.
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