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Divorce Lawyers Elmhurst

If you are facing the specter of divorce, you are well-advised to have professional legal counsel on your side. The terms of your divorce will directly affect your financial and parental rights, which means the outcome is too important to leave to chance. With an experienced divorce lawyer in Elmhurst in your corner, you can move forward confident in the knowledge that your rights are well-protected. 

The Terms of Your Divorce

Your divorce will not be exactly like anyone else’s. You face your own unique challenges ahead, but the terms of every divorce break down into the following categories (as applicable):

  • The equitable (or fair) division of your marital property, which is that property that you acquired over the course of your marriage
  • Your child custody arrangements, including parental responsibilities and parenting time
  • Child support 
  • Alimony (or spousal support)

Each of these that applies to your situation represents either an important parental or financial right that should receive the careful legal attention it requires. 

Negotiating the Terms of Your Divorce

Even if you and your divorcing spouse are very far away from each other regarding the terms of your divorce at the outset, this does not mean that your divorce will necessarily be hotly contested. The fact is that you will have considerable opportunities to hammer out the terms of your divorce, including:

  • Negotiating terms between yourselves (with input from your respective divorce lawyers)
  • Allowing your respective divorce lawyers to negotiate on behalf of each of your best interests 
  • Proceeding to mediation where a professional mediator who is a neutral third party will attempt to help you forge a path forward

The more terms you and your soon-to-be-ex are able to negotiate between yourselves, the fewer you will need the court to address. As such, negotiations are not an all-or-nothing proposition. Any terms that ultimately remain unresolved (and unresolvable from your perspectives) will go before the court. 

A Note about Negotiations

There are certain factors that tend to make negotiations far more complicated, including:

  • A divorce involving high assets
  • A divorce involving complicated financial holdings and/or multiple properties
  • A divorce involving a business 

Further, if your divorcing spouse gets it in his or her mind to make the divorce process as difficult as possible, your negotiations are very likely to continue stalling, and the best course of action may be to bypass mediation and move directly to court. Your experienced divorce lawyer will help you find the best path forward for you in your unique situation. 

An Experienced Divorce Lawyer in Elmhurst Can Help

If divorce is on your horizon, Cameron H. Goodman at Goodman Law Firm in Elmhurst is an accomplished divorce lawyer who understands the serious nature of your divorce concerns and is well prepared to skillfully advocate for divorce terms that both protect your rights and work for you. Our dedicated legal team is on your side, so please don’t wait to contact us today for more information about how we can help you.

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