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Divorce Attorney & Family Law Attorney

While the decision to divorce may be made after careful consideration as to how it will affect the family and finances, the divorce process itself will set the future course for yourself, your spouse and your children. The divorce attorney you hire is an important decision.

It is no secret that getting a divorce can literally consume the family’s accumulated net worth, leaving them broke and with substantial debt. The cost to litigate a divorce can become extremely expensive if both parties choose to have each and every dispute brought to a hearing. Bill’s approach is to counsel clients in getting the full amount they are entitled to in the division of marital property, support, and maintenance without costing more in divorce attorney legal fees than they expect to receive.

When minor children are involved, visitation and child support are key elements in a divorce. Children are unintended parties but their welfare and well-being are of the utmost importance in any settlement or monetary issues.

Bill makes the extra effort to work with clients and opposing parties in applying statutory requirements. This insures fair and equitable child support and a visitation schedule for the non-custodial parent.

Bill’s practice also involves representing clients in severe financial distress, sometimes resulting in filing for bankruptcy. Bill knows bankruptcies are often the result of divorce, the former spouse’s income no longer contributing to household expenses. The cost of a divorce proceeding may not result in any monetary benefit but only bring to light all the issues between the spouses that resulted in divorce.

Illinois is a no-fault divorce state. While there are grounds for divorce such as abandonment, habitual drunkenness, adultery, etc., there is generally no need to bring the issues that led to the divorce to public record.

Bill’s philosophy is that a divorce should not bankrupt the parties involved. Bill counsels his clients not to spend or waste even a single dime to get back at a spouse for any reason that led to the divorce. Rather it is important to focus on the future and caring for the family. Bill makes every effort to vigorously represent his client’s best interests as their divorce attorney, even if it sometimes requires litigating to preserve those best interests. Most of the time, cases are settled without protracted litigation and instead through negotiation and compromise.

Contact Bill today to schedule a meeting if you think you may need a divorce attorney. Call (630) 219-4381 or email bill@chernylaw.com