Divorce ~ What is My Next Step?
Divorce is a traumatic event that can be made much easier with the assistance of an experienced family law attorney.
Prime Law Group has experienced attorneys in assisting divorcing clients throughout northeast Illinois, including, McHenry County, Lake County & Kane County. If you are considering a divorce or have been served papers, Prime Law Group can guide you through steps of a divorce, from confidential discussions about the initial steps of a divorce action, through any negotiation or court litigation required to resolve your property division, debt division, alimony, paternity, child custody or child visitation concerns.
Avoiding Court Through an Uncontested Divorce
Many of our clients have uncomplicated personal or financial situations that allow them to seek reasonably quick and pain-free divorces. If you and your spouse have no children and can agree on terms for dividing your marital property, Prime Law Group can help you to negotiate a settlement out of court prior to seeking an uncontested divorce. You may not even be required to appear in court.
If your situation is more complicated — for instance, if there are child custody issues to work out or the fate of a family business to resolve — negotiation is still a preferred option to a contested divorce for saving time, money and emotional discomfort. Prime Law Group can help you reach agreement on as many issues as possible without involving a judge and the painful and expensive process of in-court litigation.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
If you are planning to marry, or are anticipating a divorce, a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement can be a great way to set clear guidelines for dividing marital assets, including:
- Real estate
- Retirement accounts (including 401(k)s, IRAs and pensions)
- Businesses, including closely held businesses, solely owned businesses, family businesses and sole proprietorships
- Corporate stock
- Investments (including real property and/or investment accounts)
If your financial or personal circumstances change significantly following a divorce, Prime Law Group can help you in modifying court orders relating to child custody, child support, alimony and other obligations. Conversely, Prime Law Group can also assist you if you seek to enforce an existing court order.
Physical and sexual abuse are often issues in divorces. If your spouse (or unmarried significant other) has abused, or threatened to abuse, you or your children, Prime Law Group can assist you in obtaining a restraining order that prohibits that person from entering your home or coming near you. Prime Law Group also defends individuals against false allegations leading to restraining orders.
Prime Law Group stands ready to listen to your divorce-related concerns and assists you in finding solutions that are both realistic and productive, for you and your family members.
Contact us online or call us at (815) 338-2040 to schedule your free initial consultation with a Family Law Attorney so that you can learn more about your rights and options. Serving McHenry County, Lake County and Kane County, Illinois (IL).
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