In the State of Illinois, property is NOT divided 50/50 between the two parties, but by equitable distribution. That means marital property including any assets and debts obtained by you or your spouse during the course of the marriage will be divided as fairly and equitably by the court. Our DuPage divorce lawyers are skilled at making sure all accounts including: hidden properties, pensions, retirement, stocks, 401K and IRA’s are included in the divorce settlement.
Before a marriage is dissolved, many legal and financial issues need to be disclosed. In many complex divorce cases, one spouse will try to hide assets or misreport income. Regardless of why, our DuPage County divorce lawyer will use a variety of methods to find the hidden assets. These may include subpoenas, depositions, forensic accounting, and notices to produce. If you’re in Oakbrook, Downers Grove, Naperville, or Glen Ellyn we offer FREE case consultations.
When couples get divorced and children are involved, child support is one of the most significant matters parents face. Child support is calculated by the amount of support necessary to care for the child based on the parent’s combined income. The court looks at the amount of parenting time, parent responsibility, and income between the two parents and then divides the dollar amount between them. Furthermore, in some cases, spouses are entitled to spousal support or alimony.
Our DuPage County divorce lawyers are extremely sensitive to cases where children are caught in the middle. We work diligently to limit the emotional stress on children by helping parents create structured parenting time and visitation plans or agreements. Matters such as where children will reside, decisions about medical care, school and religion are all taken into account when making a parenting agreement.