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If you are facing a divorce, you are facing a major transition that will directly affect your parental and financial rights. Divorce is the dissolution of a legal contract, and upon finalization, you will be handed divorce terms that guide your post-divorce future, which makes having an experienced divorce attorney in Downers Grove on your side critical.
Your Divorce and Your Divorce Terms
Your divorce will be unique to your marriage, but the terms that you and your soon-to-be-ex must negotiate fall into the same categories that those of every other divorce fall, including:
- The division of your marital assets
- Your child custody arrangements (called parental responsibilities and parenting time in the State of Illinois)
- Child support
- Alimony (called maintenance in the State of Illinois)
Any terms that you and your divorcing spouse are unable to resolve outside of court – with the focused guidance of your respective divorce attorney – will need to be determined by the court on your behalf. This fact is very motivating to many divorcing couples (who are invested in maintaining their decision-making power).
The Division of Your Marital Assets
The assets that you accumulate over the course of your marriage amount to your marital assets, and they are intended to be divided equitably – or fairly – upon divorce. While the division of marital property has the potential to become very complicated very quickly, a few factors that consistently complicate the matter include:
- High assets
- Business ownership
- Generally complicated financials
- Ownership of multiple properties
Your Child Custody Arrangements
Your divorce will address legal custody (parental responsibilities), which refers to who will be making important decisions on behalf of your children, including the following types of decisions:
- Regarding their education
- Regarding their religious upbringing
- Regarding their medical treatment and care
- Regarding their extracurricular activities.
Legal custody can be either sole or joint.
Your divorce will also determine physical custody (your parenting time schedule). Your options for physical custody arrangements are considerable, and you and your children’s other parent are generally free to create whatever kind of schedule works for you. If the decision falls to the court, however, you will almost certainly receive one of its standard parenting time schedules.
Child support payments are determined in accordance with state calculation guidelines. These payments are based on each parent’s income and the number of overnights each of you has with the children. In general, the parent who earns more pays child support to the other.
Alimony is typically awarded when two exes experience a financial imbalance upon divorce. Alimony payments are intended to help the financially disadvantaged ex take the steps that are necessary to gain financial independence.
You Need an Experienced Divorce Attorney in Downers Grove in Your Corner
The accomplished divorce attorneys at Arami Family Law, Inc, in Downers Grove have a wealth of impressive experience helping clients like you obtain beneficial divorce terms that uphold their rights and work for them. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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