Those considering divorce sometimes feel that hiring a divorce lawyer will result in expensive and time consuming litigation and that it might just be easier to give in on issues regarding marital property division or child custody even if one spouse gets a less favorable outcome in the divorce.
The reality is that most divorce cases are settled before going to court with the help of an experienced attorney who can negotiate on your behalf to reach a favorable result. A knowledgeable and skilled divorce lawyer understands the issues many face in a divorce, and will help you navigate the process to reach your goals. A reputable attorney will always be transparent regarding what you can expect as the divorce proceeds and what fees you will be charged for legal services.
If you are a parent, your attorney will provide information regarding parenting time arrangements and parental responsibility, helping you to reach the outcome that is best for your child. If there are marital assets to divide in your divorce, a skilled attorney will make sure that all assets and debt are disclosed and divided equitably between the spouses including interest in a small business, retirement funds, pensions, company stock, and other marital assets. If you are a lesser earning spouse, your attorney may recommend that you pursue spousal maintenance on a temporary of permanent basis depending on the circumstances of your case.
With an eye toward settlement, your attorney will work with your spouse’s lawyer to resolve disagreements before they erupt into a legal battle, pushing harder on issues that are important to you while keeping negotiations on track. Hiring an attorney with legal know how and exceptional interpersonal skills can make the difference when trying to reach the most favorable outcome on the multitude of issues that arise in a divorce.
Of course there are times when couples just cannot agree on a contentious issue such as child custody, or maybe a disgruntled spouse just refuses to come to the negotiation table. In the event that couples simply cannot agree on one or all issues in a divorce, an experienced litigator can effectively and expeditiously represent you in court – a skill that is honed by years of experience working in the court system.
There are many issues to consider when divorcing and an experienced divorce lawyer can be instrumental to achieving your goals. If you are considering divorce, it is important to work with a skilled negotiator who can assist you with Illinois marital property division, child custody and child support, temporary orders for support or protection, alimony, and other family law issues. Contact the Libertyville family law offices of Ronald L Bell & Associates PC to schedule a consultation of your case today.