The prospect of a divorce can obviously be intimidating. Many people worry about money and will attempt to navigate the process themselves without the aid of an attorney.
The reality, however, is that when it comes to divorce, matters are complicated. You need skilled legal representation to help you deal with the difficulties inherent in divorce proceedings and to make sure your best interests are protected.
Our firm provides itself on providing a calm, business-like approach. Your emotions are fair and understandable, but it’s our job to apply the relevant laws in the appropriate ways.
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 Lake County, Illinois and think you should speak to an experienced divorce attorney, please contact The Law Offices of Thaddeus M. Bond Jr. & Associates today.