Ending a marriage can be one of the most difficult experiences in a person’s life. Whether it was your choice, or your spouse’s, the divorce process is tough waters to navigate. It is hard to know who to contact, what to do, and how to behave. Nobody who is granted a divorce talks about what a great experience it was, but, when handled well, the process can be easier.
It is important that you understand that you are not alone. Unfortunately, nearly half of all marriages end in divorce. Over one million people per year in the United States are confronted with the same thing you are facing. If you stay strong, and take the right steps to do what needs to be done, the current difficulty can be minimized and a better future realized.
Before any legal steps are taken, make sure this is the right decision. If you are the one initiating the divorce, think it through carefully. Are you certain that you want to spend the rest of your life without this person, or do you simply want a break? If your spouse is the initiating party, have you made every effort to resolve the problems in your marriage? If you are certain that you want a divorce, or are certain that you cannot change your spouse’s mind, move on and don’t look back, don’t reminisce. Certainty that you are doing the right thing is a great source of strength during this difficult time.
Consult a seasoned divorce attorney, even if you believe it will be an amicable process. An attorney can detail the actions that are needed as well as determine whether issues exist that will require special handling. Without expert advice, it is easy to overlook matters that must be addressed such as taxes, marital debt, health insurance, and retirement accounts, to name just a few. Additionally, divorces that began amicably can turn contentious very quickly, and it is important to have an expert at your side to protect your rights if this should occur.
The process of ending a marriage can be a difficult, confusing time in your life. The journey through the court system can be even more confusing, make the process easier for you and your family with expert legal counsel. Call Corey M. Bandes and associates at (312) 456-9309 for immediate assistance from understanding attorneys who are well versed in the Chicago court system.