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Chicago Divorce Attorney

Mount Prospect divorce lawyer

Chicago Family Lawyer for Property Division, Spousal Maintenance, and Child Custody in Cook County and Surrounding Areas

Ending a marriage is as much a legal process as it is a personal one. Regardless of the emotions you are experiencing because of the loss of your relationship, you will need to address many important issues related to your property and assets, your children, and a variety of other significant life changes. Achieving a divorce resolution that meets your needs is often challenging, but it is by no means impossible.

Working with a skilled divorce attorney means that they can take the lead in all legal matters, helping to relieve some of your burdens and assuring you that your case is in good hands. At The Law Office of George J. Skuros, we have helped clients resolve divorce cases for more than 30 years, and we will use our knowledge and experience to provide the best possible representation and keep you informed throughout the divorce process.

Financial Issues in an Illinois Divorce

Getting a divorce has a variety of financial implications both in the immediate future and in the long run. We can help you address financial issues including:

  • Division of marital assets - We can help you distinguish between marital and non-marital property and determine the best way to fairly divide assets, including your home and other real estate property, your business or professional practice, your retirement savings, and more.
  • Asset dissipation and financial dishonesty - We can work with you to find your spouse's hidden assets and gather evidence of their wasteful spending and dissipation to help you seek remedies in your divorce resolution.
  • Spousal maintenance - We can advise you regarding whether a spousal support order is likely in your divorce and help you pursue a fair amount to provide for your needs and give you time to become self-sufficient after your divorce.
  • Insurance considerations - We help you explore your options for keeping health insurance and other benefits when you have been covered by your spouse, and we will advise you on the impact of life insurance on asset division and spousal support.
  • Tax considerations - A divorce will affect your tax filing status and your ability to claim dependents, and you may also face tax consequences related to retirement accounts and other assets. We can help you prepare for these changes.

Family Issues in an Illinois Divorce

If you have minor children at the time of your divorce, you will have another set of issues to resolve, including:

  • Allocation of parental responsibilities - Illinois courts no longer use the term "child custody," but instead focus on how parents will share responsibilities for caring for the children and making important decisions about their health, education, and upbringing. We can help you create a parenting plan to address these issues.
  • Parenting time - We can also help you negotiate a parenting time schedule that serves your children's best interests while ensuring that you are able to spend as much time with them as possible after your divorce.
  • Relocation - Moving with a child after divorce may become a legal issue depending on the distance from the child's current residence. We can help you obtain approval for relocation or contest the relocation of your child's other parent.
  • Child support - We help you understand the factors that go into calculating child support obligations, including basic costs and extraordinary child-related expenses, to ensure that your children have the resources they need from both parents.
  • Domestic violence - Domestic abuse affects families with and without children. We can help you obtain an order of protection from your spouse during the divorce process and make the case for parenting time restrictions to protect your child.

Post-Divorce Issues in Illinois

The need for legal assistance often extends beyond reaching a resolution to your divorce. We provide guidance and representation in post-divorce matters including:

  • Divorce order modification of terms related to spousal support, child support, and the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time, often after a significant change in circumstances.
  • Divorce order enforcement, ensuring that your former spouse follows the terms of your parenting plan and fulfills their child support and spousal support obligations.

Contact a Chicago Divorce Lawyer

If you need help with any legal matters related to your divorce, we are prepared to provide you with quality representation. Contact us at 312-884-1222 to learn more about our services and what we can do for you. We serve clients in Chicago, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Mount Prospect, Inverness, Des Plaines, Park Ridge, the North Shore, and throughout Cook County and surrounding areas.

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