It takes personal strength to assess one’s best interests, particularly when it comes to marriage and divorce. If an Illinois couple feels divorce is on the horizon, it may become necessary to consider legal options when the issues become too onerous to ignore. When there are family law issues, one of the most important factors to a fair resolution is to have sound legal advice.
There are numerous issues that can arise with a family. There could be a custody dispute, an attempt at a post-divorce modification of an order for child support, financial disagreements and even physical abuse. Many might think that the law is based simply on common sense and the right decision will always be made once the facts are presented. That is not always true. Family law issues can be some of the most complicated, complex and disputed parts of the law.
Making certain to be on strong ground when trying to attain one’s interests is an important part of a legal case involving the family. An example of a legal issue that can cause problems is the aforementioned post-divorce modification of an order for child support or a child custody order. The supporting parent might not want to pay as much in support as the order stated must be paid. The custodial parent might want to move the child out of the area or out of the state entirely to the chagrin of the other parent. There could be other disagreements that must be hashed out.
These problems won’t simply go away by themselves. Some parents even go so far as to take the law into their own hands, ignore what the agreement said and simply stop paying the support or move away without the legal agreement to do so. This can cause long-term heartache and financial loss for both parents. It can also damage the child. This is just one potential instance in a family law case. Those who are in the midst of a dispute with a family member need to know what to do under the state law. For assistance, their first call before doing anything should be to a reliable and experienced legal professional.