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Wheaton Uncontested Divorce Attorney

Naperville divorce settlement lawyer

Lawyer Assisting With Divorce Settlements and Agreements in Warrenville and DuPage County

When you are planning to end your marriage and get a divorce, you may feel overwhelmed as you contemplate the multitude of legal and financial issues you will need to address. The idea of fighting things out with your ex as you separate your lives from each other can seem very upsetting, adding to the stress and uncertainty you are already dealing with. Fortunately, you have other options. If you and your former partner are willing and able to work together, you can resolve the legal issues in your divorce with minimal conflict and reach a settlement you can both agree on.

Attorney Chrissie Martell understands the concerns, frustrations, and emotional difficulties you are facing during the divorce process. She believes in helping clients resolve disputes as amicably as possible, and she is prepared to help you negotiate a settlement that will allow you to thrive as you move on to your post-divorce life.

Reaching a Divorce Settlement

If you choose to pursue an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse will agree to work together to resolve your outstanding issues without the need to bring your disputes into the courtroom. During the divorce process, you will negotiate a settlement that fully details the decisions made as you legally dissolve your marriage. Your settlement will need to address some or all of the following issues:

  • Division of property - All of the assets you and your spouse own together, as well as any joint debts you owe, will need to be fairly and equitably divided between the two of you. By considering the wishes and needs of each party and the practicality of keeping certain assets, you can reach a decision about how to divide property such as physical belongings, bank accounts, retirement funds, vehicles, business interests, and your marital home.
  • Spousal support - Both you and your ex-spouse should be able to maintain your standard of living after your divorce. If one of you is a stay-at-home parent, or if one party earns a significantly higher income than the other, you may be able to agree that financial support will be paid for a certain period of time following the divorce. Your settlement may provide for spousal maintenance to help the lower-earning spouse make the transition to single life and become self-supporting, including assistance with education or career training.
  • Parenting plan - If you and your spouse have children together, your divorce settlement will need to include a parenting agreement that addresses the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time. The two of you can work together to make decisions about issues such as transportation arrangements, rules regarding discipline, methods of communication between parents and children, and how the two of you will work together as co-parents following your divorce.
  • Child support - While your and your ex-spouse's financial obligations to provide support for your children will be calculated based on the income you both earn, your divorce settlement should also address any other child-related expenses that the two of you will share. These may include the costs of health insurance, child care, or extracurricular activities. Your settlement may also state how you will each contribute to your children's college expenses.

Contact a Winfield Uncontested Divorce Lawyer

Even if your divorce is amicable, and you expect to be able to work together with your ex-spouse to reach agreements and compromises while creating your divorce settlement, it is essential to have an experienced attorney on your side. Chrissie Martell can help you understand the legal issues you will need to address during your divorce, and she can help you negotiate a settlement that will protect your rights and meet your needs. With her compassionate guidance and skilled legal help, you can reach a positive resolution to your case as quickly and efficiently as possible.

To get started with your divorce case, contact the Law Office of Christina Martell today at 630-717-2772. We will provide a consultation for a $100 fee, which will be credited toward your overall bill once you hire us. We serve clients throughout DuPage, Kane, and Cook Counties, including Warrenville, Winfield, Wheaton, West Chicago, and Naperville.

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