Questions About Divorce Or Child Custody?

I work hard to help my clients navigate the divorce process with confidence. Divorce is difficult, but as your lawyer I will take as much of the burden from your shoulders as possible. If you have children, their interests should be your priority.

Whether working toward a settlement or preparing for trial, I strive to obtain the best possible results for my clients. I am responsive and attentive to client needs every step of the way. Protecting your children, finances and assets is the job of an experienced and devoted Libertyville-area divorce attorney.

I have been practicing law in Illinois since 1991. My practice is concentrated on resolving family law issues in Lake County and surrounding areas with efficiency and effectiveness.

Contact me today at 847-230-4809 to schedule an initial consultation.

Can I File For An Uncontested Divorce?

If you and your spouse can reach agreement on every issue, your case can be resolved without the cost and emotional strain of contested hearings or a trial.

However, when people try to resolve their divorces on their own and problems arise down the road, they often realize that their agreements are lacking. They realize that they would have been better able to protect their interests and their children's interests if they had worked with an attorney to put together the agreement.

Still, working with an attorney does not inevitably lead to high conflict and exorbitant legal fees. We can work to resolve matters outside of the court process, so that in the best scenario you only have to make a single court appearance to present your agreement. You will have to consider things you may not have thought of before, such as:

  • How will you afford supporting two individual households rather than one?
  • How will your business be affected?
  • What does Illinois law say about property division?
  • How will your retirement accounts be affected?
  • Who gets the kids on which nights of the week?
  • What if you or your spouse wants to move away?
  • Is joint custody or sole custody best for your children?

What Is The Difference Between Joint Custody And Sole Custody?

Joint legal custody involves both parents making major parenting decisions together, including schooling, religious practice, medical care and the activities in which their children participate.

Sometimes, joint physical custody is awarded, and this is often contingent on both parents living in close proximity. Both parents split parenting time 50-50.

Sole physical custody means that children have a primary residence at which they spend most of their time. The custodial parent often receives child support payments from the noncustodial parent who is given visitation rights and parenting time that can be negotiated.

Sole legal custody is the opposite of joint legal custody. One parent makes all the major parenting decisions in the best interests of the children.

Your Child Custody Attorney Is Just A Phone Call Away

I have more than 20 years of experience in the courtroom, and I work every day to resolve family matters successfully with a wide range of client concerns. Contact me today for an initial consultation. Call my office at 847-230-4809.