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Norwood Park Divorce Lawyer

Norwood Park divorce lawyer

Family Law Firm serving the Northwest Chicago Area

Getting a divorce is a huge decision with the potential for far-reaching implications throughout many different facets of your life, including your financial security, your living arrangements, and your relationship with your children. If you want to ensure that you have the best chance of attaining your desired outcome, it is crucial that you are fully prepared with a thorough understanding of the Illinois divorce process.

At The Law Office of George J. Skuros, we bring over 30 years of legal experience to each divorce case we handle, and we use it to educate you as you prepare for your divorce, as well as to provide skilled representation throughout settlement negotiations and litigation.

Legal Services for Divorce in Norwood Park

There are many important components of a divorce resolution, and we can help you approach each one of them with confidence. The issues we handle include:

  • Division of assets - All divorcing couples will need to divide their marital assets equitably according to Illinois law, but this does not mean you will lose half of everything you own. We will help you identify non-marital property that you can keep, and negotiate with your spouse for possession of properties that are most important to you, including your home, your business, or your retirement savings.
  • Child custody - Now known in Illinois as the "allocation of parental responsibilities," child custody is an important consideration in a divorce when you and your spouse have children under the age of 18. You will need to create a parenting time schedule that addresses when your children will live with you or your spouse, as well as decide how to share the authority to make important decisions about your children's health, religion, education, and extracurricular activities.
  • Child support - Along with parenting time and responsibilities, you and your spouse will also need to share financial responsibility for your children's needs through a child support order. In Illinois, the child support calculation now accounts for the income of both parents, and it can be adjusted in cases in which a child has extraordinary needs.
  • Spousal maintenance - When the divorce will leave you or your spouse at a financial disadvantage due to an imbalance in income or assets, the court may award spousal support to make the resolution more equitable. If you are in need of support, we can help you make the case for it by demonstrating your earning limitations, your health needs, or your contributions to the marriage.
  • Divorce order enforcement and modification - After the divorce, you or your spouse may wish to modify the order, perhaps to make support obligations more manageable after a change in financial circumstances, or to update your parenting plan to better meet your children's changing needs. You may also need to petition the court for enforcement of the order if your spouse is in violation of its terms.

Many of these issues can be resolved through a settlement between you and your spouse, and we can represent you in negotiations to help you protect your interests. For contested issues that must be resolved in court, we can work with you to prepare evidence and testimony and represent you in hearings.

Representation for Other Family Law Matters in Illinois

In addition to a divorce, we can also help with other legal matters that affect your family. For example, we can help you establish legal paternity or parentage if you have a child outside of marriage, as well as take additional steps to pursue child support and child custody orders. We also help couples draft prenuptial and postnuptial agreements regarding ownership of their marital and non-marital assets. Additionally, we can assist with your estate plan and probate administration to help you provide for your family's needs in the long term.

Contact a Norwood Park Divorce Attorney

For a free consultation regarding your divorce or family law case, contact our office today by calling 312-884-1222. We represent clients in Norwood Park, Harwood Heights, Park Ridge, Niles, Des Plaines, Morton Grove, the North Shore, and throughout Chicago, Cook County, Lake County, and the surrounding areas.

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