Uncontested divorces, or those in which the parties believe they can reach an agreement on the details of their divorce, might seem simple and straightforward. However, there are numerous challenges and obstacles that can quickly take a divorce from an amicable situation into a contentious one. As such, divorcing parties are encouraged to seek legal support, even if they plan to pursue an uncontested divorce. Learn why, and discover where you can find the assistance that you deserve, with help from the following information.
Asset and Property Division
Couples that are pursuing an uncontested divorce might assume that assets and property are split evenly between them. However, Illinois is an equitable distribution state, which means the estate is divided “fairly.” Of course, the term "fair" can mean different things to different people, which is why this issue is one of the most common reasons that amicable divorces turn contentious.
When you share a child with your spouse, certain child-related matters will also be included in your divorce. Examples of these elements like child support, parenting time, and the allocation of parental responsibilities. Without proper guidance, the child may lose out on a valuable relationship, which may hinder their ability to cope and heal in the months and years after the divorce. Furthermore, parents run the risk of missing a crucial element in their parenting plan, which could ultimately impact their own day-to-day lives.
Disadvantaged Spouses, Alimony, and High Net Worth Marriages
Stay-at-home parents, disadvantaged spouses, and parties that are leaving a high net worth marriage may find that they are at an especially high risk for money-related issues in their divorce. For example, a spouse may attempt to hide assets in a high net worth divorce. Unless they have an attorney on their side, the disadvantaged spouse may never learn of the deception. Another common issue is the contesting of alimony and/or manipulation of the marital estate to decrease the amount owed. Do not let this happen to you. Instead, get legal assistance and protect your financial future during your Illinois divorce.
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When you hire Mevorah Law Offices, LLC for your Illinois divorce, you have the advantage of over 200 years of legal experience on your side. Dedicated and experienced, our DuPage County divorce lawyers will fight for you. In every situation, we pursue the most favorable outcome and settlement possible. Schedule your free initial consultation to get started. Call 630-932-9100 today.
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