When facing a divorce and the impact it can have on your life, you need someone acting as a strong legal advocate on your behalf. At the Delaney Heckman, our Palatine divorce attorneys have more than 45 years of experience representing clients in handling both contested and uncontested divorce cases. We provide the professional legal guidance you need to protect your rights in any divorce orders issued.
Representing Your Interests in Illinois Divorce Cases
If you are going through a divorce, it is important to realize you are not alone. According to the Illinois Department of Health (IDH), roughly 30,000 people end up getting divorced in Cook County each year. Divorce may be something you are just starting to consider, or you may have been separated from your spouse for a period of months or even years. In either case, you need someone with the experience to guide you through the legal process and to ensure any orders issued in your case will not negatively impact you in the years to come.
At the Delaney Heckman, our Palatine divorce attorneys have represented clients in high asset, complex divorce cases, as well as in less complicated proceedings. Even if you and your spouse agree on getting a divorce, there are still various issues that must be resolved before your divorce can become final. Under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Statutes, these include:
- Division of marital property: The court aims at dividing any marital property, assets, or debts accumulated during your marriage on an equitable, though not always even, basis.
- Spousal support, or maintenance: If one of the spouses has greater earnings or more significant assets than the other, maintenance may be appropriate.
- Child custody and time sharing arrangements: You and your spouse will be required to submit a parenting plan outlining the terms of any parenting time agreements. If you cannot reach an agreement in these matters, the judge may issue an order based on the evidence in your case.
- Child support: Parents have a legal responsibility to provide for their children. In addition to representing you in child support hearing, we can also assist you in having existing orders modified or enforced.
Contact Our Palatine Divorce Attorneys Today
If you are considering filing for divorce, reach out and contact the Delaney Heckman. We can answer your questions and help you determine the issues most likely to arise in your particular case. Request a consultation with our Palatine divorce attorneys today.