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How to Choose an Attorney For My Illinois Divorce?

 Posted on February 07, 2023 in Batavia Divorce Lawyer

batavia divorce lawyerEnding a marriage can be an especially difficult and often confusing time. Even if a divorce is the best option for you and your spouse, it can still be a challenge to navigate the process. Hiring a divorce attorney is the best way to ensure you have access to the legal support you need. Your lawyer will guide you through the divorce every step of the way and help you step into the next chapter of your life.

But how can you pick the attorney best for you? There are many different things to keep in mind. With the added benefit of modern technology and the internet, researching is made easy so you can find the right fit for your needs.

What Type Of Attorney Do I Need?

There are many different types of law that can be practiced. In the case of divorce, a law firm that handles family law is what you will want. There are many different complexities involved in marriage dissolution cases, and knowledge of family law is essential.

An attorney well versed in family law will be able to anticipate the needs of his or her clients. He or she will be able to help assist in settlement negotiations, legal paperwork, and much more.  

Make sure to choose an attorney familiar with:

  • Property division disputes during divorce - If no compromise can be made out of court, then the state of Illinois will divide all marital property equitably, not equally. This means it will be divided as fairly as possible. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney will fight for a favorable outcome.
  • Determining a parenting plan - Establishing an appropriate parenting plan following a divorce can be one of the most difficult aspects of the process. Parents may be able to negotiate the terms of their parenting plan without the court’s involvement. If the parents cannot reach an agreement, Illinois law will rule in favor of whatever outcome is seen as most beneficial to the child. Having strong representation can make sure you have a voice that can articulate your wishes.
  • Child support and spousal support - In many divorce cases, a spouse is required to make support payments to the other spouse. If you share children with your soon-to-be-ex, the parent with the greater share of parenting time will receive child support from the parent with less parenting time. If you do not have children but there is a discrepancy between your income and your spouse’s income, spousal support may be ordered. You need an attorney who will advocate fiercely for you during child support and spousal support proceedings. 

Contact a Kane County Divorce Lawyer

There are many things to look for when choosing the right attorney to help you navigate through a divorce. By calling 630-879-9090 today you can schedule a free consultation with an experienced Batavia, IL family law attorney and find out how Van Larson Law, P.C. can be the guiding counsel for you!




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