Moving Past Your Divorce

Legal Guidance from Our Illinois Family Lawyers

Before two people decide to get married, they often discuss plans for the future, to be sure that they are both on the same page. They may talk about whether or not they want to have children, and where they want to live. This clear communication can help the couple move forward and begin making plans for the rest of their lives together.

However, we all know that not every marriage works out. Many couples give very little thought to what happens in the event that the marriage ends in divorce. A relationship that was once filled with love can quickly turn into a contentious battle over child custody or property division concerns. Couples can try to work out agreements that keep them out of court, but in some circumstances, it can be impossible to find common ground. If it is necessary to go into the courtroom, it can greatly increase the stress that the soon to be former spouses may be feeling.

If you are contemplating divorce, contact our Illinois family law attorneys at Wakenight & Associates, P.C. today.

Making Sure Your Divorce Runs Smoothly

After a divorce is finalized, many former spouses will have interactions with one another, especially if the couple has children. This can make it difficult to move on from the relationship. Those that have been through a divorce need to be sure that they are doing everything they can to move forward, to help reduce the emotional strain that a divorce can cause.

To help ensure your divorce runs smoothly, keep the following advice in mind:

  • Parents should not use their children against each other
  • When there is a custody plan or visitation schedule in place, parents need to do their best to meet these obligations
  • Discuss any potential conflicts that may develop as soon as they arise, so that these issues can be addressed
  • Seek the court's help ensuring that matters are handled appropriately

Seek Assistance for Life-Changing Situations

If you are considering filing for divorce in Illinois, it is important that you discuss your situation with an experienced family law attorney. This can be an extremely emotional time for those involved, and you may be tempted to try to get through the process as quickly as possible.

Even though you may want to put the divorce behind you, the decisions that you make can have a serious impact upon your future. Custody and property division agreements can be very difficult to change, and you need to work with someone who is not afraid to protect your interests.

Wakenight & Associates, P.C. have offices near you in Oak Park, Mokena, Joliet, Aurora, Elmhurst, Burr Ridge, St. Charles, Northbrook, Schaumburg, and Chicago Loop.

Call us in Cook County, at (888) 351-2843, in DuPage, Kane, or Kendall Counties, at (888) 339-4162, and in Will, Kankakee, Grundy, or South Cook Counties call (888) 303-1846.