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.
How are Assets Divided in a Divorce in Illinois?
In Illinois, only marital property is divided during a divorce. Marital property generally includes property gained during the marriage. Separate property typically includes any assets or debts that the spouses acquired before the marriage took place as well as certain gifts and inheritances acquired throughout the union
The following information is a list of practice areas we frequently assist clients with:
- Uncontested Divorce - 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.
- Contested 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 - 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.
- Post Decree - 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.
- Contempt Proceedings - 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.
Call the 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. Contact my firm today.