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Divorce Lawyer Serving Oak Park

Divorce touches almost every aspect of your life, from how your marital property will be divided to how you will share custody of your children with your ex. Your choice of an attorney to guide you through the process is one of the most important decisions you will make.

At the Law Office of Laurel Black Rector, your divorce will be handled from beginning to end by a family law attorney with more than 35 years of experience. From my office in downtown Chicago, I represent men and women in Evanston, Oak Park and other Chicagoland communities. I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Marital Property Division And Alimony

If everyone had the same assets, the same debts and the same earnings, marital property division would be simple. You could split your assets and debts 50-50. Unfortunately, most people's financial lives are a little more complicated.

If you and your spouse have complex assets, you have interests that need to be protected. Examples of complex assets include:

  • A business or professional practice
  • Family property such as a vacation home with your siblings or parents
  • Money, stock or property owned before your marriage
  • High earnings
  • Significant debts incurred by one spouse
  • Significant retirement benefits
  • Compensation such as stock options

Illinois courts have considerable discretion in determining whether one spouse will have to pay maintenance or alimony to the other. For this reason, it's important to have a lawyer who is willing and able to protect your rights.

Illinois Child Custody And Visitation

Litigation should be a last resort when resolving child custody and visitation issues. As your attorney, I will help keep the focus where it belongs: on the best interests of your children. When the parents cannot agree on a parenting plan, mediation may provide a way to reach an agreement out of court. I can guide you through the mediation process and advise you every step of the way.

Divorce Lawyer Serving Evanston And Oak Park

If you need the assistance of an experienced divorce lawyer serving Evanston, Oak Park and other Chicagoland communities, call Laurel Black Rector today at 312-962-5048 or complete the contact form on this website.

Contact Information

Law Office of Laurel Black Rector
53 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 518
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-962-5048
Fax: 312-322-9006
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