Kane County Divorce Attorney
Lawyers for Divorce Issues in Geneva, St. Charles, and Batavia
Filing for divorce can be an extremely stressful and difficult process. Indeed, for many couples that have been married for years, living apart and dealing with the effects of divorce can produce significant tension and hostility. Depending on the specifics of each case, some divorces are more complicated than others. No matter what you will be dealing with during your divorce process, however, an experienced divorce lawyer can assist you.
What makes some divorces more complex than others? The answer to this question depends on many different factors. For instance, are you going to be involved in a high net worth divorce? Spouses that have acquired significant assets during the marriage will find that the division of marital assets and property is much more complicated than in divorces involving fewer assets. Tax issues and spousal maintenance also grow increasingly intricate in high-asset divorces. Do you and your spouse have children? Dealing with issues of child support, child custody, and visitation can also produce complications during a divorce proceeding.
Attorney Otto Hurtado has extensive experience with family law and divorce matters. Mr. Hurtado is passionate about helping families on a one-on-one basis with matters that greatly impact their lives and their childrens' lives. Mr. Hurtado also speaks Spanish and is here to assist families who are seeking legal representation in divorce.
Dedicated Divorce Lawyer in DuPage County
While divorce rates are not quite as high as they once were in the United States, many marriages continue to end in divorce. The American Psychological Association (APA) emphasizes that U.S. culture tends to promote marriage. Indeed, “more than 90 percent of people marry by age 50.” However, the sheer fact that so many Americans choose to wed does not mean that those marriages will last.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 2,100,000 marriages take place each year across the country. Statistically speaking, about 40 percent of those marriages are likely to end in divorce if the current trends continue. In our state, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/) governs divorce proceedings. The law provides specific information about legal separation and the dissolution of a marriage, as well as other issues affecting property, spousal support, and custody.
What are some important things to know about divorce proceedings in Illinois? Here are just a few points:
- When it comes to property division, the law makes clear that Illinois is an equitable division state. As such, rather than simply divide marital assets equally, a couple’s property will be divided based on what a court deems equitable.
- Parents of a minor child can be awarded joint or sole custody. In Illinois, it is important to remember that custody does not refer to the amount of time a child spends with each parent. Rather, sole custody is a situation in which one parent makes the major decisions related to the child, while joint custody requires both parents to make the major decisions about the child together.
- In general, non-custodial or non-residential parents are entitled to reasonable visitation rights.
Contact an Experienced Divorce Lawyer in Kane County
Divorces can be chaotic and complicated, and it is important to have an experienced divorce attorney on your side. Contact us today at 331-248-8190 to learn more about how we can help with your case. OSH Law serves clients throughout Kane County, as well as in DuPage, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties.