Why You Should Have a Divorce Attorney for Your Case

Serving Waukegan, Libertyville, Lake County, Gurnee & nearby areas of Illinois

The prospect of a divorce can obviously be intimidating. When looking at life after divorce, many people worry about money and start looking for ways to save. Not infrequently, people going through a divorce will attempt to navigate the process themselves, without the aid of an attorney.

At The Law Offices of Thaddeus M. Bond Jr. & Associates, our Illinois divorce attorneys understand this thought process. We know that your divorce can seem unique and uniquely amicable, and you might think that a lawyer can only complicate matters.

The reality, however, is that when it comes to divorce, matters are already complicated. You need skilled legal representation to help you deal with the difficulties inherent in divorce proceedings.

If you’re an Illinois resident and you want to speak to a divorce attorney, please call The Law Offices of Thaddeus M. Bond Jr. & Associates at 847-599-9101.

A Calm, Business-Like Approach

Part of the reason divorces tend to degenerate into unpleasantness, even between two well-intentioned people who are genuinely trying to keep things amicable, is that individual issues are treated as proxies for the marriage as a whole. A simple division of assets gets tied up in arguments that have been raging for years.

Our Illinois divorce attorneys avoid this problem. Your emotions are fair and understandable, but it’s our job to apply the relevant family laws in the appropriate ways.

We’ll keep the long-term best interests of you and your family in mind at all times while approaching the case in a calm, professional fashion.

There Are No “Easy” Divorces

The state of Illinois allows for a simplified dissolution of marriage, which allows parties to file a joint petition instead of going through the traditional, lengthy divorce proceedings. This is appropriate in circumstances in which:

  • Both parties agree
  • There are no children
  • There’s limited market value to the parties’ marriage assets

But even in dissolution, both spouses will need to agree to a division of property worth more than $100. Having an experienced Illinois divorce attorney on your side during these negotiations will help greatly.

And, unfortunately, most divorces are not this simple. They involve substantial marriage assets and difficult, emotionally wrought child custody questions. You don’t want to try and handle such diverse, complicated questions without the aid of an experienced legal mind.

If you live in the state of Illinois and think you should speak to an experienced divorce attorney, please contact The Law Offices of Thaddeus M. Bond Jr. & Associates today.