Every divorce – just like every marriage – is unique to the two people involved. Divorce is understandably stressful, but it also represents an important transition that requires significant attention. In the end, your parental and financial rights are simply too important not to carefully prepare for your divorce, and having the skilled legal representation of an experienced divorce attorney in Downers Grove on your side is a great place to start.
Your divorce will proceed according to a variety of factors that are unique to your situation. Nevertheless, every divorce addresses the same primary elements, including:
While every divorce involves its own complications, several factors that tend to make divorce that much more difficult include:
If you have shared children, the divorce matters that relate directly to them can become very complicated very quickly. The basic components of these matters include:
The other elements of your divorce are financially based. The primary financial concern tends to be the division of your marital property, which refers to those assets that you amassed over the course of your marriage – without regard to who made the purchase or whose name is attached.
The assets that you bring with you into your marriage will remain separate if you keep them separate throughout your marriage, but doing so can be a difficult task, especially if you aren’t specifically thinking about keeping your assets separate over the years.
Spousal maintenance (often called alimony) is a financial matter that doesn’t have a place in all divorces. If, however, the court determines that one spouse will be financially deprived post-divorce and that the other spouse has the financial means to help, it may turn to spousal maintenance to help bridge the financial gap.
Cameron H. Goodman at Goodman Law Firm in Downers Grove is a seasoned divorce attorney with more than 20 years of experience guiding his client’s often-complicated cases toward beneficial resolutions. To learn more, please don’t wait to contact us today.
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