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Skokie Divorce Attorneys

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Experienced Divorce Lawyers in Illinois Helping You Through Difficult Times

No one enters into a divorce lightly. It is almost always an incredibly difficult and painful decision. But sometimes, divorce is the best option for both parties, as well as their children or anyone else who is involved. If you are considering divorce, it is important to understand what to expect and how to navigate the process. That is where an attorney can help. Whether you are facing divorce due to issues such as infidelity, financial strain, parenting disagreements, or any other reason, an experienced lawyer can assist you in navigating this challenging process.

At The Law Office of George J. Skuros, we have years of experience helping clients address issues related to divorce, as well as other family law concerns. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone involved, and we are here to help you every step of the way. We will advise you of your rights and help you achieve a divorce agreement that protects your best interests. Our team has the experience and knowledge necessary to provide sound legal advice during every step of divorce proceedings.

Legal Issues Related to Divorce in Skokie

Divorce can be a complicated legal process, and there are a number of legal issues that can come up as you work to dissolve your marriage. Some of the most common legal issues that may arise during the divorce process include:

  • Child custody - If you and your spouse have children together, it is important to understand how custody will be determined and how you can protect your parental rights. Child custody actually involves two separate issues: allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time. The allocation of parental responsibilities, which is also known as legal custody, involves determining how you and your spouse will share the authority to make decisions about how your children will be raised. Parenting time, which is sometimes called physical custody or visitation, refers to the time when children will live or spend time with each parent, including on a daily basis and on special days such as holidays, birthdays, and school vacations. You and your spouse will need to create a parenting plan that details how parental responsibilities will be allocated, how parenting time will be scheduled going forward, and how other issues related to your children will be addressed both immediately and in the future.
  • Child support - Along with child custody, you and your spouse will need to determine how you will share the costs of raising your children. Each parent's income will be used to calculate child support obligations, and you may also need to determine how to share various child-related expenses.
  • Property division - Illinois is an equitable distribution state, which means that the marital property you and your spouse own together must be divided in a fair and equitable manner. Property division can involve both assets and debts, so you may need to determine how to divide your home or other property, as well as family businesses, retirement benefits, and valuables. You will also need to understand the tax consequences of these decisions.
  • Spousal maintenance - If divorce occurs after a long-term marriage, one spouse may be eligible for ongoing financial support, which is commonly known as alimony. Spousal support can help ensure that both parties are able to maintain the same standard of living after divorce, and it may be used to help a spouse who has not worked or who earns a lower income ease the transition into single life and be able to support themselves in the future.

In addition to addressing these issues, we can help resolve complex matters related to insurance coverage, asset dissipation, or domestic violence. We can also help ex-spouses address issues that may arise in the years following the completion of a divorce, including parental relocation requests or modification or enforcement of divorce or child custody orders.

Contact Our Skokie Divorce Attorneys

At The Law Office of George J. Skuros, we have years of experience helping clients with divorce cases in Skokie. If you are considering divorce, our attorneys can help. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to help you achieve a divorce agreement that protects your best interests. Contact us today at 312-884-1222 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can assist you during every step of the divorce process.

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