Maybe you saw it coming, were the one to initiate it, or were utterly blindsided by your divorce. No matter how it came to fruition, it’s not easy. It’s the end of something you once believed was permanent, which can conjure many emotions. Couple these with the legalities and stresses of a divorce, and the situation can quickly go south. However, there are some steps each spouse can take to make this process easier on the entire family. At Andrea Heckman Law, our Illinois divorce lawyers make it their goal to do all they can to make this a smooth transition into the new life that awaits you.
Ideally, you should talk to an experienced Illinois divorce lawyer before starting the divorce process or as soon as possible. They can help you understand your rights under Illinois family law and present you with various options. Learning about your rights, options, and the process can help maximize the benefits of your divorce and prepare you for what is to come. Be sure to ask your attorney about:
Knowing what you want out of your divorce and in your post-divorce life is the most crucial thing you can do to set yourself up for happiness and satisfaction. On the front end, take the time to think about what is ideal for you. You may even want to hire a counselor or professional life coach, and of course, consult with your Illinois divorce attorney to help you identify what is best for you and your goals. Remember that it’s unlikely you will get everything you want, so you should also determine what areas you might be willing to make concessions in.
If you have children, you must consider them in your divorce. It can be challenging but take the time to think about what is in their best interests. As much as this is a life change for you, it is for them as well. Keep in mind that family courts will always side with what is best for the children. If you can think that way about your divorce from the beginning, you are more likely to get what you want. Some compromises with your spouse may even seem easier when you put your children first. Often, a skilled Illinois divorce attorney can help you come up with creative solutions that benefit the children, you, and your spouse.
No matter where you are in the divorce process, an Illinois divorce attorney can be your advocate and assist in making your divorce go as smoothly as possible. At Andrea Heckman Law, we’ve helped countless clients in similar situations reach agreements that work for their families. To learn more about how we can help you during this difficult and sometimes unexpected phase of life, contact us today.
Walked in just for consultation, and in less than 45 days, my case was closed! Thanks to attorney Andrea Heckman, with all her passion and professional manner! Couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much for everything! Great attorney for all family needs! Thank you.
From the moment I walked in as a client to the end when everything was complete, I was very pleased with attorney Andrea Heckman, her knowledge, and professionalism! Her whole staff was always helpful. I would use them again if needed and refer them to everyone I know! Thank you.
Andrea Heckman has been my attorney helping/guiding/advocating for my children and I regarding my custody situation. We are in the process of working towards a more equal parenting schedule, and I have faith in her efforts and expertise to accomplish this.
I have used this office since 2018 and have nothing but excellent things to say. Andrea Heckman handled my divorce with no faults. Andrea is currently handling my child custody case and has been on top of everything! Andrea Heckman is an unstoppable force, and I would recommend her to anyone!
I could not ask for a better attorney to represent me during my case which is Andrea Heckman. Anytime I had any questions, I got a response in a timely manner. Andrea walked me through a very difficult time which was a divorce/child custody case. Andrea is very knowledgeable and motivating. The staff has been nothing but welcoming and professional. If I have to go to court for anything, I will definitely be giving this firm a call again.
Heckman Law is handling my divorce/custody. Andrea is very professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. She will take the time to answer and explain any questions you may have. She usually responds within a few hours. Honest about possible outcomes, whether it’s good or bad news. My ex doesn’t want to negotiate or cooperate with anything. Andrea is willing to fight in the courtroom for you. The case is ongoing.
I was represented by Andrea Heckman, and if it wasn’t for her, I would have been so lost. She guided me through my difficult situation. Some lawyers are about money. I knew that Andrea cared about me and my situation.
Ms. Heckman is a great lawyer. She helped me get time with my daughter when my ex was being nasty and refusing to let me see my baby. I thank her for all her hard work.
Ms. Heckman managed our parents’ will and advanced care planning documents expeditiously, skillfully, and with compassion during a stressful situation. We referred her to a family member for divorce with child custody issues, and she was pleased enough to refer her to 2 others for divorce services. A true professional.
Please contact our law office in Rolling Meadows for legal assistance with divorce, child custody, or visitation issues. We serve clients in the Chicago metropolitan area who need the help of an experienced and dedicated family law attorney.