Divorce Attorney in Chicago
Have questions about divorce?
When spouses decide that their marriage is irreparable, the first step
that should be taken is to obtain the legal counsel of a highly competent
lawyer to learn what legal options are available and how putting a legal
end to a marriage will affect their family's future. In these types
of legal situations, it is best to consult a lawyer sooner than later,
as planning can be the key to making the most advantageous decisions about
issues like child custody and support, spousal support, property division
and other areas that must be addressed.
If you or someone you know has decided to seek a divorce, I, Attorney Mitch
Furman, am prepared to provide you with the high level of advocacy and
guidance you need in order to produce the best result possible in your
situation. I am extremely well versed in the laws and procedures that
pertain to all aspects of divorce cases and can assist you in the preparation
and filing of your divorce papers. The following information is a list
of practice areas we frequently assist clients with:
An uncontested divorce is considered one of the better situations to be
in when filing for divorce. Otherwise known as a no-fault divorce, an
uncontested divorce means that both parties agree to the divorce. In order
to file for an uncontested divorce the parties must have been separated
for over two years, and list irreconcilable differences as the reasoning
behind the divorce.
A contested divorce can be a much more stressful situation for both parties
than an uncontested divorce. A contested divorce requires both parties
to have a lawyer because agreements regarding issues like child custody,
child and spousal support, and equal distribution of assets. I can help
you avoid litigation in your divorce proceedings and work toward resolving
issues in mediation.
Child custody determines the relationships and responsibilities of parents
in regards to their children after a divorce. The court system handles
child custody and will make the determination based on the best interests
of the child. The court considers the wishes of both the parents and the
children when making a decision.
Because a divorce is legally binding, both parties must adhere to the
terms and agreements of the divorce. Sometimes one party wishes to change
the terms through a post decree modification. These are usually sought
out when one party experiences a significant increase or decrease in income.
In addition, a modification can be requested if one party changes locations.
Sometimes parties will not comply with divorce agreements and action needs
to be taken. This comes in the form of contempt proceedings. Through legal
action you can show your ex-spouse that you take the agreement seriously
and you expect them to do so as well. If your ex-spouse is violating child
support agreements or visitation rights you may need to speak with an attorney.
Law Offices of Mitch Furman
My firm represents men and women in both uncontested divorce and contested
divorce. I am extensively experienced in all matters relating to high-end
divorce, legal separation and annulments as well. Divorce can be extremely
emotional and difficult for many and that is one reason I strive to always
provide needed information in a way that is both easy to understand and act on.
I always aim to help my clients make decisions that will benefit them now
and into the future, as this can help you to be more pleased with your
result and better in the long run in terms of post decree modifications.
I understand that this is likely to be a confusing time for you and your
family, and my firm is dedicated to zealously advocating your rights and
interests and fighting on your behalf for the best result possible.