Northbrook Divorce Lawyer

Family Law Attorney Serving the North Shore of Chicago

Divorce is normal and common. If you are getting divorced, you are just about in the majority. While getting divorced can make you miserable for a few months, being in an unhappy marriage can make you miserable for life. It is often better to end the marriage and start again than it is to force yourself to remain with your spouse "for the kids" or out of a sense of obligation. Choosing divorce can take courage. Ending a marriage is a major life change, but most find it to be a change for the better in the long run. It is important to be represented by an experienced attorney throughout your divorce process.

Sucharski Law Firm LLC is a firm of highly experienced family law attorneys. Our combined experience allows us to take on nearly any issue that could arise in your divorce case. Divorce is a multi-faceted process. You may need to address child custody if you have children. You will need to resolve issues related to the division of marital assets. Each of these categories involves a lot of small decisions that need to be made. Our attorneys are here to guide you through each step in the process in a strategic manner.

Dividing Marital Assets

Almost anything you and your spouse have acquired during your marriage is marital property that must be divided equitably. Illinois law states that marital assets should be divided in a way that is fair to both spouses, considering all relevant factors. This process is often more difficult for long-married couples.

Military Divorce Attorneys in the North Shore

Service members have special issues that may need to be addressed in their divorce cases. Our attorneys are equipped to address the specific legal issues military members face in family law cases.

Illinois Spousal Support Laws

Finances can become a barrier to divorce for homemakers, stay-at-home-parents, or anyone who is significantly out-earned by their spouse. In cases where the dependent spouse would have a very difficult time entering the workforce or maintaining their standard of living, spousal support may be ordered.

Chicago Area Collaborative Divorce Lawyers

Litigating a divorce can be costly - emotionally and financially. Presenting a case to a judge and waiting for the court to decide the outcome can be very stressful. This is why a majority of people getting divorced today use collaborative divorce strategies like mediation and attorney-led negotiation. If you can reach an agreement, you can essentially finalize your divorce right away instead of waiting for a judge to act.

Child Custody Attorneys in Northbrook

Parents who get divorced in Illinois must make a parenting plan that details all relevant issues related to child custody. If the parents cannot agree to a parenting plan, the court may need to create one with the help of a Guardian ad Litem. A parenting plan must establish a parenting time schedule in addition to allocating parental responsibilities. Child support orders will also be established to ensure that both parents share in the costs of raising their children.

Post-Decree Modifications

If you already have a divorce decree, and it is no longer working out due to a change in circumstances, there may be a way to modify the decree. Parents who plan to relocate may need to pursue a modification to their parenting plan.

Post-Decree Enforcement

Your divorce decree is a court order. If your ex-spouse has failed to comply with the terms of the decree, you may have options for forcing compliance. Our attorneys will strive to see that your decree is carried out faithfully.

Contact a North Shore Divorce Lawyer

Sucharski Law Firm LLC will do all we can to achieve a favorable outcome in your divorce. Our goal is to see that you receive everything you are entitled to in your divorce and then some. Contact us at 224-276-6776 for a complimentary consultation.

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