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Do I Need an Attorney in an Uncontested Divorce Case?

Posted in Divorce, Family Law on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

The breakup of a marriage is always difficult, even if the couple involved agrees to a divorce or splits on amicable terms. In these types of cases, the parties may be able to come to mutual agreements regarding the terms of their divorce or separation, but it is still important to have an experienced divorce attorney on your side. Without legal guidance, your rights may be in jeopardy, and the entire process can end up costing you significant amounts of both time and money.

Protect Your Rights in Divorce Related Matters

Even in the most simple and amicable of divorce cases, the Illinois Dissolution of Marriage Statutes require that the following issues be resolved:

  • Division of marital property, assets, and debts: Any debts, financial assets, or real estate and personal property earned, acquired, or otherwise accumulated during the course of the marriage is subject to the rule of the equitable division. This awards the property to each spouse based on factors such as their income, their earning potential, and their contributions to the marriage.
  • Spousal support: If one of the spouses has significantly more income or assets than the other, or if one sacrificed education or career for the sake of the marriage, spousal support may be in order. This can be awarded on a temporary basis, to help a spouse get the training needed to be self-supporting, or on a more permanent basis, to ensure the standard of living enjoyed during the marriage is maintained.
  • Child time sharing and support: If children are involved, Will County Circuit Court guidelines require the parties to submit a parenting plan, detailing custody, visitation, and other important issues. Based on the circumstances in the case, one of the parents is likely to be ordered to pay child support.

All of the above have the potential to impact your financial security and your relationships with others now and in the years to come. Even if you do not have significant assets or you agree on certain terms, having an experienced attorney on your side ensures that your divorce is finalized in the most effective and efficient manner and that any settlements agreed on are in your best interests.

Reach Out to Our Will County Divorce Attorneys Today

Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, Massino & Pollack, P.C. provides the legal guidance you need to ensure divorce-related documents are filed correctly and that you are protected in any resulting divorce orders. Reach out and call or contact our Will County divorce attorneys online today and request a confidential, one-on-one consultation to discuss your options and the circumstances surrounding your case.

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