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Will County Divorce Attorneys

Lawyer for Property Division, Child Custody, and More

Almost no one gets married expecting to get divorced. On your wedding day, you likely had no inkling of ever wanting to leave your spouse. Of course, things can change over time. People grow apart, develop substance abuse disorders, make poor decisions, or simply change. Some divorces are amicable, while others are quite contentious. Sometimes, one spouse has been unfaithful or dissipated marital assets and is almost entirely to blame for the breakdown of the marriage. Other divorces may involve no real misconduct by either spouse. In Illinois, you are entitled to a divorce if you and your spouse have irreconcilable differences that have led to the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.

At SpyratosDavis LLC, we take family law cases very seriously, and we work with our clients to carefully develop a strategy in each case. Family law cases can affect the most important parts of your life. We know what is at stake for our clients, and we make every effort to achieve the best outcome possible. In many cases, we are able to save our clients a lot of time and money by using mediation or settlement negotiations to settle the divorce out of court. However, we are seasoned litigators, and we are more than ready to represent you in the courtroom, if necessary.

How Is Marital Property Divided in Illinois?

In Illinois, all marital assets must be divided equitably, which means fairly but does not necessarily mean equally. Courts consider a number of factors, such as the needs and other resources of each party, when they are asked to decide how to divide a marital estate. The goal is to be fair to both parties in light of all the relevant facts and circumstances.

However, the spouses are also free to divide their assets nearly any way they please if the arrangement is reasonable and agreed upon. Divorce mediation could help you and your spouse do so. You and your spouse understand your situations and your individual needs and opportunities better than anyone, and you may be able to reach the most fair division possible with the help of your respective lawyers and a mediator.

Parenting Plans and Divorce

Parents who are getting divorced must establish a parenting plan. A parenting plan covers topics such as when the child will spend time with each parent, which parent has the right to make certain decisions about the child's upbringing, whether the parents will make certain decisions jointly, and whether one parent will pay child support. Courts will consider only the best interests of the child if they must make decisions about child custody.

As your child's parents, you are likely in the best position to decide what arrangement is best for them. If you and your spouse are able to work together to put the child first in creating a plan, this is likely the better strategy. However, if your spouse is a danger to your child or will not cooperate, you will likely need to go to court. We are experienced with cases like these, and we are well-prepared to help.

Can I Receive Spousal Support?

If you were married for a long time and were financially dependent on your spouse, you are likely eligible for spousal support. If you were only married for a short time, you are less likely to receive spousal support or alimony. The court will also consider your realistic earning potential and other factors. Our lawyers will review your situation in light of the factors the court will consider. If you are a candidate for alimony, we will fight to ensure that you can receive the support you need.

Post-Decree Modifications

Divorce decrees can sometimes be modified if there has been a significant change in circumstances for either party. Significant changes in circumstances may include things like moving in with a new partner, getting a large raise at work, or planning to relocate.

Contact a Will County Divorce Lawyer

SpyratosDavis LLC is committed to providing strategic and skilled representation to people who are getting divorced. Our experienced Will County divorce attorneys will fight to prioritize your interests and achieve a result you are happy with. Contact us at 630-810-8881 to arrange your initial consultation.

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