Divorce in Irving Park is never easy, even when both parties agree to most or all terms of the dissolution of their marriage. Yet for many married couples, divorce does happen. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), anywhere from 40% to 50% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, and that figure is higher when we take into account second and third marriages.
When you are considering divorce or have just started the divorce process, it is necessary to have a strong advocate on your side with experience handling divorces in Cook County. A dedicated Irving Park divorce attorney at Arami Law, Inc. can discuss your case with you today.
The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/) governs most issues that will arise in an Irving Park divorce. Our firm has experience handling many divorce matters, including but not limited to:
Generally speaking, the first step in any divorce case is for one of the parties to file a petition for the dissolution of marriage. Depending upon the specific facts of the case and whether there are minor children from the marriage, the couple may be able to have an uncontested divorce, which can be much quicker than a contested divorce. Whenever a married couple disagrees about a single term of the divorce, the divorce becomes “contested,” and the parties typically must go before a judge.
Our firm routinely helps families with financial matters that arise during a divorce in Irving Park. When it comes to property division, spousal maintenance, and child support, it is important to understand how courts rely on the IMDMA for distributing property and making support determinations.
For anyone seeking a divorce, it is important to know that marital property is distributed in the state according to a theory of equitable distribution. The court will divide property between spouses in a way that is fair to each of them based upon a number of statutory factors. Similarly, when one spouse seeks alimony, the court first looks to a number of statutory factors to determine whether alimony is appropriate. Then, for most couples, the amount and duration of alimony depend, upon the parties’ incomes and the duration of the marriage.
Child support is also an important financial matter in family law. Illinois now uses the “income shares” model for calculating a child support obligation. This model considers both parents’ incomes, as well as other factors like the number of overnights each parent has with the child. Both parents contribute a percentage toward the total child support obligation.
If you are thinking about filing for divorce, or if you are in the middle of a divorce and need an attorney with experience handling a case similar to your own, you should know that an experienced and compassionate Irving Park divorce lawyer at our firm can help. Contact Arami Law, Inc. to learn more about the services we provide to clients in Irving Park and throughout Cook County.
Divorce is extremely difficult. Throughout the 2 1/2 year process Kourosh was there fighting for me the entire way. He wasn't just my divorce lawyer, he was also supportive, caring and I could not have persevered without him and his team. I am forever grateful. If you have a difficult case, I would not hesitate to hire Arami law.
I had the pleasure of working with Attorney Arami! I could not be more pleased with the legal assistance and guidance I received. He was knowledgeable and capable of explaining the various steps involved in a divorce, and he provided me with clear and realistic expectations. I highly recommend him and his team for anyone seeking a highly experienced and dedicated divorce attorney. The rating they received from their peers is deserved, and I am very happy with the outcome they were able to achieve.
Arami Law did an outstanding job representing me in my divorce. Kourosh got me what I wanted and more, I would definitely recommend to anyone that is going through a divorce, he’s an aggressive and very professional attorney. Thanks to Kourosh and his team for making this a smooth process.
Thank you Kourosh- I absolutely recommend Kourosh to be on your team when you are fighting for justice. You can always count on him to pull you through, I am a witness. Kourosh, keep on doing what you are doing, we need you.
After a bad breakup, Child support and custody battles can be time consuming and frustrating. Arami law helped me through this process and always gave me the comfort of knowing my case was in great hands. Taking the time to explain things as detailed as possible and guiding me through the process. Having a great lawyer that actually cares about clients and what they really want is super hard to find nowadays. Forever grateful for the dedication Arami law and staff showed from day one.
Kourosh and his team are just amazing! He represented my case in the best way possible. If you need an "aggressive", professional, and communicative lawyer, Kourosh is your guy. His expertise, knowledge, and experience is outstanding. CASE WON! Thank you Kourosh
I cannot express enough gratitude and appreciation for having Arami Law represent me during one of the most crippling life experiences, divorce. Having Arami Law by my side has made all the difference. From the initial consultation Kourosh proved to be exceptionally professional and compassionate. Kourosh treats his clients like family and has genuine concern for his clients. Kourosh is highly intelligent and committed to delivering the best possible outcome for his clients. I highly recommend Arami Law to anyone needing a divorce attorney.
I interviewed almost a dozen attorneys before settling on Kourosh and his team at Arami Law. Every attorney a met with immediately jumped to how much they could get for me, boasting about how they could help me do X or Y to my soon to be former spouse with their legal prowess. Instead, when I met with Kourosh, he asked me what happened and how I wanted to handle my divorce, which was, admittedly, unconventional in the sense that I wanted to do what would let me sleep well at night which was much less than what I could...
Kourosh Arami was there when I needed him. He fought hard to make sure that I was treated fairly and always took time to explain what was going on and why. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer that will fight for you.
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