Divorce Attorneys Ready To Help You
Divorce is almost always the last option when it comes to a struggling marriage. While it may not be optimal, sometimes it is best for both parties to go their separate ways. Unfortunately, after building a life together, the process in Illinois is more complicated than just moving out of the house. There are bank accounts, life insurance policies and other aspects that must be taken care of, including the custody and support of any children produced by the marriage.
Luckily, no matter what stage of divorce you’re in, you can count on Levo-Donohoo, LLC, for divorce law assistance that can help you move past this point of your life.
Navigating Your Divorce
Facing a divorce can feel overwhelming. We understand how difficult and emotional this time can be, and we are here to help. Whether your divorce is amicable, allowing you to agree on most aspects of a settlement agreement, or you face many points of conflict with your spouse, we can advise you on every step along the way.
In every divorce, you will have to separate your marital property, and if you have children, you will need to establish child custody and parenting time, as well as child support payments. In some situations, spousal support may also be a factor.
Understanding Spousal Support
The divorce process may include the setting of spousal support to one or both parties. Courts often award spousal support, also referred to as alimony, in instances where one of the participants is more financially stable than the other. Other reasons alimony may be necessary include possible career advancements or educational payments made from one spouse on behalf of the other. The courts consider many criteria for awarding alimony, including but not limited to the following:
- Income and property of each person
- Each person’s present and future earning capacity
- Age and length of the marriage
- Physical and emotional health of each person
- Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
- Other factors
Divorce proceedings can prove incredibly complicated as it pertains to child custody, property division and child and spousal support. Levo-Donohoo, LLC, is ready to answer your specific questions and help you find the right path for your family.