Most divorce proceedings are very messy, difficult, and emotionally charged events.
You can expect relevant help from the Divorce Lawyers in South Elgin who will advise you on your legal requirements, child custody and support arrangements as applicable, spousal support issues and dividing your property and debt between you two.
If one of the spouses is a resident of the state of Illinois and both the spouses have lived apart for more than 6 months then this becomes a conclusive presumption of irreconcilable differences between the two.
Child Custody and Support
If they have a child, then the parents will need to come to an agreement regarding where the child will live (custody) and who has the legal authority to make important decisions for the child. If the couple fail to amicably decide on this, then the court intervenes to determine custody based on arguments, presented in court.
In addition to legal relevant factors, the court considers incomes of both parents, and the needs of the child, to determine child support amounts for the child.
This is also referred to as maintenance and is used to support the spouse who earns lesser than the other. Maintenance can be temporary, until the lesser earning spouse
becomes self-supporting or permanent if the spouses had been married for a long time.
Property and Debt Division
The assets and liabilities accumulated as a married couple, need to be divided between the two in the event of a divorce. The court will decide a fair division if the spouses cannot come to an agreement on division of their property and debt.
Casement Group’s experienced divorce lawyers in South Elgin can help get you a fair deal and make your divorce process as smooth as possible, under the circumstances of this unfortunate event in your life.
They guide you and provide relevant advice, every step of the way – involving legal requirements, custody, and maintenance arrangements; and property and debt division, as well.