Traditional divorce, also known as litigated divorce, does not mean that your divorce case will necessarily wind up in court – in fact over ninety percent of divorce cases settle with the help of an attorney who is a skilled negotiator.
Costs are relative to the complexity of your case. If you and your spouse agree on many of the issues, an uncontested divorce is typically less expensive than a contested divorce, but even a contested divorce can be cost effective with the help of an experienced attorney skilled in negotiation. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can reach a favorable resolution more quickly, saving clients time and money.
Experienced divorce attorneys who practice litigation have trusted resources at their fingertips to advance your case. Whether a financial expert is needed to discover assets when dividing property or to perform a business valuation, or a health professional is needed to make recommendations to the court regarding the best interests of children in a custody determination, an experienced divorce lawyer can help guide you to the best resources.
If you are considering divorce and do not know what approach to take – traditional divorce, collaborative or mediation – start by contacting an experienced attorney to discuss your situation. During an initial consultation an experienced divorce attorney can provide you with information about what you can expect in the divorce process, typical costs associated with your divorce, and answer more specific questions you may have regarding Illinois parenting time and responsibility, the equitable division of marital assets and debt, spousal maintenance and more. The first step is getting the information you need so that you can determine what strategy is best for you. Contact the Libertyville family law offices of Ronald L Bell & Associates for more information today at (847) 495-6000.