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If you are facing a divorce, you are facing an emotional hurdle, but you are also facing the dissolution of a legal contract that will affect your financial and parental rights into the future. This makes having an experienced divorce attorney in Hinsdale on your side paramount. The terms of your divorce are simply too consequential to leave to chance.
The unique circumstances of your marriage will guide the terms of your divorce, and your divorce will follow its own unique course as a result. Nevertheless, the terms that you will need to negotiate don’t vary from divorce to divorce and include:
- The division of your marital property
- Your child custody arrangements (called parental responsibilities and parenting time in Illinois)
- Child support
- Alimony (called spousal maintenance in Illinois)
Those terms that you and your divorcing spouse are able to hammer out between yourselves are yours to determine. This doesn’t mean that you and your soon-to-be-ex have to be in perfect harmony on the matter but, instead, means that, together, you are able to negotiate terms via any one or more of the following methods:
- Negotiating between yourselves (with the professional legal guidance of your respective divorce attorneys)
- Allowing your respective divorce attorneys to negotiate terms that uphold your parental and financial rights between themselves
- Attending mediation, where a professional mediator – who is a neutral third-party – will help guide you in the decision-making process
If you’ve exhausted these options and terms remain unresolved, you’ll need the court to make determinations on your behalf and will have to relinquish your decision-making power regarding those terms.
Your Financial Rights
The terms that directly relate to your financial rights include the division of your marital property and alimony (if applicable). Those assets that you and your spouse accrue over the course of your marriage are considered marital property, and they will need to be divided equitably (or fairly given the unique circumstances of your situation) upon your divorce. Alimony, on the other hand, is specific to those situations in which one party to divorce experiences a financial disadvantage that the other has the financial means to help offset.
Your Parental Rights
The terms that relate to your parental rights refer to your child custody arrangements and child support. In Illinois, legal custody (or parental responsibilities) relates to who will be making important decisions on behalf of your shared children moving forward, and it can be either sole or joint. Physical custody relates to the parenting time schedule by which you and your ex split your time with your children. Finally, child support is the payment system the court employs to ensure that both parents continue to support their children financially.
Turn to an Experienced Divorce Attorney in Hinsdale Today
If you are facing a divorce, the trusted divorce attorneys at Arami Family Law, Inc, in Hinsdale are well equipped to skillfully advocate for your parental and financial rights throughout the process. To learn more, please don’t wait to contact us today.
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