Trust A Knowledgeable Divorce Lawyer To Answer Your Questions
Having someone you can trust to answer your divorce questions is the best way to make decisions moving forward. With over 25 years of experience, Robbin D. Vanderwoude has worked with clients throughout Illinois.
Navigating the divorce process can be emotional and overwhelming. That is why you need the right attorney by your side. After reading through the list of frequently asked questions below, call Robbin Vanderwoude at 847-281-5304 to schedule a consultation today. You can also fill out her online contact form. Her office is conveniently located in Libertyville.
How is property divided in a divorce?
Illinois is an equitable distribution state. This means that the courts will decide how to split your assets based on what is fair, which is not always 50/50. It all depends on the specifics of your case.
Is child custody split 50/50 between parents in the event of a divorce?
Each family is different, so it is hard to answer this question without knowing your circumstances. A family law judge will decide a fair arrangement based on a number of factors such as the health of each parent and the relationship between the child and parent. As your attorney, Robbin will do everything she can to maximize your parenting time.
How will the court determine child support payments?
Each parent’s income is taken into consideration, minus taxes and other deductions. Then, based on the number of children involved, a percentage will be taken away in order to determine what makes the most financial sense. The purpose is to make sure each parent is contributing equally to the child’s well-being.
How does alimony work in Illinois?
The goal of alimony, also known as spousal maintenance, is to have each party maintain the lifestyle they were accustomed to during the marriage. For some, it involves temporary payments until the other party can fully support themselves. For others, it is a long-term plan that is calculated based on a number of factors, which include the length of the marriage and the earning capacity of each spouse.
When can I modify my divorce order?
Any time after you have received the final divorce settlement, a lawyer can file a motion to modify your existing order if your circumstances have materially changed. This could include a new job, loss of a job, remarriage, the birth of a child, or other momentous life changes.
How will a prenuptial agreement impact my divorce proceedings?
Prenuptial agreements are created to protect both parties in the event of a divorce. Because of this, a prenuptial agreement is taken seriously when separating. If it is unchallenged by either party, the court will follow the terms that you originally agreed to.