When an Illinois couple gets married, the goal is that they will have a family and remain together to achieve a happy life. For many, this is the result and they enjoy their lives together battling through inevitable disputes and keeping their marriage intact. For others, however, the issues become too much, and they decide that a divorce is the best course of action. Some divorces are amicable, while others are contentious. Most end up somewhere in between.
Regardless of the reasons for the breakdown of the marriage, there are certain fundamental family law issues that should be considered. Property division, finances, child support, child custody and much more will arise. In some cases, there is disagreement about all of these issues. The litany of concerns when a marriage is ending make it wise to have legal assistance to handle the case.
Couples that have children will want to make sure the child is properly cared for and has everything necessary to thrive. They will also want to have reasonable visitation rights and spend time with the child. Addressing these issues while keeping a stable atmosphere for the child can be complicated.
In a best-case scenario, the couple will be in basic agreement about most of the issues and will set out their desires with flexibility. In others, it is necessary to go to court, but the fundamentals are negotiable. In still others, the couple will battle over everything and need a strong advocate for their position. Regardless of the landscape, those who are divorcing or dealing with any other matter in family law must have legal advice. A law firm that specializes in these issues should be contacted as soon as possible.