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Divorce and dissolution of marriage mean the same thing. Regardless of which term you use, when it comes to Chicago divorce you are in good hands with The Witt Law Firm, P.C.
ALIMONY & MAINTENANCE
In Chicago divorce cases, courts may award maintenance (formerly known as “alimony”) to a spouse who has insufficient income to cover his or her reasonable and necessary expenses. Learn about the 14 factors the influence maintenance amount and duration.
Property division in a divorce involves determining what is marital versus non-marital property. All property must be classified before a divorce can be finalized.
The allocation of parental responsibilities is the legal phrase in Illinois for child custody and visitation.
Child support is the amount of money that a non-custodial parent must pay the custodial parent to cover expenses for his or her minor child. Child support covers basic needs such as food, clothing and housing, and well as costs for extracurricular activities, transportation, medical expenses, private school and day care.
A lot of dads today are very involved in caring for their children. When the parents are unmarried, Illinois law presumes that the mother has sole allocation of parental responsibilities (“child custody”). Unmarried fathers need a court order to overcome the presumption that the mother of the child has sole custody.
HIGH NET-WORTH DIVORCE
High-net-worth divorces may have more options available than a “typical” divorce. The Witt Law Firm frequently represents parties in high-net-worth divorces in Chicago. There are unique aspects to high-net-worth divorces.
Cryptocurrency has been the fastest growing asset class since Bitcoin was created in 2009. For some parties to a Chicago divorce, tracing and valuing digital assets may be necessary in pursuing a fair settlement.
Tanya Witt filed the first same sex civil union divorce case in DuPage County, Illinois in 2011. In 2011, individuals to a civil union gained important rights in Illinois.
DIVORCE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
Collaborative divorce is an option for parties who would like to resolve their dispute themselves but want the benefits of legal representation. A collaborative divorce can have the several benefits.
Mediation empowers the parties to control the outcome of their dispute outside of court. The mediator facilitates constructive negotiation.
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