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Highland Park Divorce Attorney

Highland Park Attorney Advocating for Clients During Divorces in Cook County, Illinois

If you considering divorce, it is important to be prepared to address legal concerns related to the end of your marriage, financial issues related to the property you own and the income you and your spouse earn, and, if you have children, decisions about custody. All of these issues can seem overwhelming, especially when you are also dealing with the emotional fallout of the breakdown of your relationship, practical concerns related to making changes to your living arrangements, and adjustments to major changes in the lives of you and your family members. During this time, an experienced divorce lawyer can help you manage these issues and determine the best strategies for dissolving your marriage successfully. Ann O’Connell Law, Ltd. can provide the legal assistance you need, ensuring that you will be able to move forward into a positive post-divorce future. We can assist with multiple types of divorce-related issues, including:

Property Division

Many of the most pressing financial concerns that may play a role in your divorce are likely to be related to the property you own. All of the assets you or your spouse have acquired during your marriage will need to be divided between the two of you. We can help you understand how Illinois law addresses the division of marital property, and we will work with you to negotiate a settlement that will provide you with a fair and equitable share of your marital assets and ensure that you will have the resources you need to maintain ongoing financial success.

You may need to address multiple types of property during the divorce process, including the money saved in bank accounts, any valuables you own, your family's residence, vehicles used by your family members, and household items such as furniture and appliances. Our attorney is skilled in addressing complex assets that may play a role in divorce and ensuring that you fully understand the ramifications of decisions about the division of assets and debts.

If you are a business owner, determining how to handle ownership of your business will be one of the most important issues to address. We can work with you to perform a business valuation, and we will advocate for solutions that will protect your financial interests, whether they may involve assuming full ownership of the business, selling the business, or dividing assets in other ways. We can also help you determine how to divide retirement assets and ensure that your future financial security will be protected.

Child-Related Considerations

If you and your spouse are parents, it will be important to address your children's needs and ensure that their well-being will be provided for during and after your divorce. At Ann O’Connell Law, Ltd., we always prioritize the best interests of children in divorce cases, and we can help you make sure you are focusing on finding solutions that will meet their ongoing needs.

You will need to make decisions about how you and your spouse will share the responsibilities of raising your children. We can help you understand your options as you address the allocation of parental responsibilities. We can assist in establishing parenting time schedules that will allow you to maintain strong relationships with your children and provide them with the care they need at all times. With our help, you can establish a parenting plan that will provide a structure for effective co-parenting.

Child support is another crucial aspect of a divorce involving children. Both parents will be required to meet all appropriate financial obligations toward your children. We can help you establish fair child support orders that take the financial circumstances of both you and your spouse into account. We will also advise you on what types of expenses may need to be accounted for in the child support you pay or receive, including employment-related child care, medical expenses, and more.

Spousal Maintenance

Support payments made from one spouse to the other, which are commonly known as alimony, may be an important issue to address in certain types of divorce cases. If there is a significant disparity between your income and your spouse's income, or if other financial circumstances may warrant spousal support, you will need to understand how Illinois law addresses this issue.

Eligibility for spousal maintenance will depend on numerous factors, including the duration of the marriage, the financial resources available to each spouse, sacrifices a spouse has made to focus on family responsibilities, and contributions made by one spouse to the other's income or career. We can review the circumstances of your case to determine whether you or your spouse may be eligible to receive spousal support, and we will advocate for solutions that comply with the guidelines provided in Illinois law.

Contact Our Highland Park, Illinois Divorce Attorney

At Ann O’Connell Law, Ltd., we can provide you with compassionate, experienced legal support during your divorce. We will ensure that your rights are protected and your voice is heard throughout the divorce process. For a free consultation, reach out to us at 847-859-6222.

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