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4 Important Steps to Take When Preparing for Divorce

 Posted on November 03, 2023 in Divorce

Untitled---2023-11-03T104114.799.jpgIf your marriage has broken down, you may be considering divorce. While ending a long-term relationship can be difficult, this may be the best option for you, your children, or others who are involved in your life. Rather than continuing to live in an unhappy marriage and subjecting yourself and your children to tension, conflict, and stress, you can take steps to end your marriage and move on to a more positive situation. 

While the divorce process can be difficult, being prepared can help make the transition smoother for you and your children. If you are considering a divorce in Illinois, it is important to understand the steps you should take to protect your rights and interests. By following these important steps, you can navigate the divorce process with confidence.

At Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC, our attorneys can provide guidance on what you should consider as you prepare for your divorce. We have extensive experience representing clients in a wide variety of situations. Whether you expect high levels of conflict, need to address complex financial issues, or are prepared to work together with your spouse to negotiate a settlement that will be mutually beneficial, we can advise you on how to proceed and provide you with effective legal representation throughout the divorce process.

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How to Uncover Wasted or Hidden Assets During the Divorce Process

 Posted on October 17, 2023 in Division of Assets

Untitled---2023-10-17T111905.464.jpgDivorce can be a difficult process. During the end of your marriage, you may not only need to address the emotional and personal concerns that have led to the breakdown of your relationship, but you may also need to deal with a variety of complex financial issues. As you handle the legal aspects of your divorce, some of your most important concerns may be related to ensuring that all assets are properly identified and divided between you and your spouse. However, there are some factors that can complicate this process, including suspicions that your spouse has hidden assets from you or taken actions to waste or destroy marital property.

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5 Complex Financial Issues to Address in a High Net Worth Divorce

 Posted on October 05, 2023 in Divorce

Untitled---2023-10-05T151804.090.jpgNearly every divorce will involve complicated issues. When ending a long-term relationship and dissolving their legal partnership, spouses may encounter disputes over how various issues will be handled, and they may need to address multiple types of financial concerns. However, a high net worth divorce can be significantly more complex than other types of divorce cases due to the substantial assets owned by a couple and the many financial factors that will need to be addressed. When couples with significant wealth decide to end their marriage, guidance and legal representation from an experienced attorney can be crucial.

At Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC, we understand the unique financial issues that may play a role in a high net worth divorce. We work to ensure that our clients are prepared to approach the divorce process correctly, and we are prepared to advocate for your financial interests while negotiating settlements or arguing a case in the courtroom. With our experience handling complex financial matters and contentious disputes, we can make sure you will be able to achieve your goals and move on with your life after finalizing your divorce.

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How Are Children’s Best Interests Determined in Family Law Cases?

 Posted on September 27, 2023 in Child Custody

Untitled---2023-09-27T110504.869.jpgIn family law cases involving children, the court's primary concern is always the best interests of the child. When making decisions about the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time, judges may consider a variety of factors to ensure that the child's well-being and safety are prioritized. By understanding exactly what issues will be addressed in child custody cases and how they can protect their children’s best interests, parents can make sure they will be prepared to resolve disputes and create agreements that will allow them to meet their children’s needs.

At Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC, we work with parents in divorce and family law cases to address and resolve child custody concerns. We provide guidance on how our clients can protect their parental rights, and we work to negotiate agreements that will allow them to meet their children’s needs going forward. If necessary, we can provide representation during litigation, but we strive to find peaceful resolutions to disputes whenever possible so that parents can focus on protecting their children’s well-being. Our attorneys are here to help with any child custody concerns that our clients may encounter.

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Taking Care of Yourself Physically and Mentally During a Divorce

 Posted on September 13, 2023 in Divorce

Untitled---2023-09-27T104810.073.jpgGetting a divorce is often considered one of the most stressful life events that a person can go through. Not only does the end of a marriage bring about significant emotional upheaval, but it can have physical effects on a person as well. If you are going through the divorce process, it is important to remember that during this challenging time, taking care of yourself both physically and mentally should be a priority. 

One of the best things you can do to ensure that you will be able to address your physical and emotional needs during your divorce is to hire a skilled family law attorney. With a legal advocate on your side to help you address the various aspects of the divorce process, you will be able to focus on meeting your needs. At Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC, we work to ensure that our clients will be fully prepared to handle all of their legal concerns, and we fight to protect their rights at all times. When you work with us, you can rest assured that your case is in professional hands, and you can begin taking steps to make the necessary changes in your life while ensuring that you will be able to thrive in the future.

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Your Guide to Spousal Maintenance in Illinois Divorce Cases

 Posted on August 24, 2023 in Spousal Maintenance/Alimony

Untitled---2023-08-24T100717.694.jpgThere are a variety of issues that can complicate the divorce process, and many of these will be related to financial matters. There are multiple types of expenses that spouses will need to pay during a divorce, including legal fees and various costs related to changes in living situations. As spouses separate from each other, they may need to address moving expenses and other costs related to finding new housing. Each spouse will also need to determine how to pay ongoing expenses such as mortgage or rent payments, utility bills, groceries, transportation costs, and more.

While these issues can often be addressed by making adjustments to budgets, there are some situations where one spouse may be unable to fully support themselves on their own. In cases where a spouse will be at a financial disadvantage following their divorce, they may ask for support from their former partner. 

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How Can an Entrepreneur Protect Their Interests During a Divorce?

 Posted on August 11, 2023 in Division of Assets

Untitled---2023-08-11T123538.705.jpgThe divorce process can often be complicated, regardless of a couple’s circumstances. Myriad financial issues will need to be addressed when dividing marital property and determining whether financial support will be paid by one party to the other. At the same time, strong emotions can affect both parties, leading to contentious disputes that may make it difficult to resolve the various legal and financial concerns that may arise. For entrepreneurs and business owners, these issues can cause problems as they determine how to protect their financial interests and make sure they will be able to move forward successfully after the completion of a divorce.

At Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC, we understand the concerns faced by entrepreneurs who are planning to get divorced. We know that business owners will be looking to protect their interests, ensure that they can maintain ownership and control of the companies they have built, and sustain ongoing financial success for many years to come. With our knowledge of the laws that affect entrepreneurs who get divorced and our experience helping our clients resolve complex legal and financial issues, we can help ensure that a divorce can be completed as smoothly as possible.

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How to Create an Effective Parenting Plan During an Illinois Divorce

 Posted on July 26, 2023 in Divorce

Untitled-69.jpgGoing through a divorce is not easy, especially when children are involved. Parents will need to address a variety of child-related issues as they work to dissolve their marriage, and they will need to reach agreements on how they will share custody of their children going forward. This will entail the creation of a parenting plan, which is a document that will be part of a couple’s divorce decree. A parenting plan outlines how parents will share the responsibilities of raising their children. 

If you are a parent who is getting divorced, you will need to create an effective parenting plan that prioritizes the best interests of your children while promoting a healthy co-parenting relationship. However, doing so will involve a variety of complex considerations, and you will need to understand the requirements that your parenting plan must meet under Illinois law. At Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC, our attorneys can provide guidance and legal representation as you negotiate the terms of your parenting plan, and we will work closely with you to make sure you will have the tools to address your children’s ongoing needs in the future.

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How Are Debts Divided in an Illinois Divorce?

 Posted on July 12, 2023 in Divorce

Elmhurst Divorce LawyersGetting a divorce can be a grueling process, and it will require spouses to address numerous financial issues. Both spouses will want to make sure they will be able to support themselves on their own after their marriage ends, and they will also be looking to ensure that they receive a fair share of the property they own. However, when preparing for the property division process, one aspect that may sometimes be overlooked involves how debts will be divided between spouses. This issue can be very important, because it can affect both parties' financial futures. By understanding how debts may be addressed, spouses can prepare to resolve disputes during their divorce and reach agreements that will protect their financial futures.

The experienced attorneys of Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC work to help our clients navigate the property division process and make sure that issues related to assets and debts are handled properly in accordance with Illinois law. We understand how difficult the divorce process can be, which is why we strive to provide legal advice that will ensure that our client's interests are protected during the divorce process. With our assistance, people going through divorce can address debt division issues and other financial matters and secure a positive outcome that will provide for their future success.

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Can Social Media Be Used as Evidence in Divorce Court?

 Posted on June 26, 2023 in Divorce

Elmhurst Family Law AttorneysWe live in a digitally-connected world, and due to the use of smartphones, many people are constantly interacting with others online. Social media is an integral part of many people's daily lives. It allows them to communicate with friends and family members, connect with others who share the same interests, post updates about their lives, promote businesses, and pursue employment opportunities. While the ability to connect and communicate with others can be beneficial for many people, the constant sharing of personal information on social media may also have its downsides. For those who are going through a divorce, it is important to understand when social media posts or other information shared online could potentially be used as evidence in their case.

If you are planning to end your marriage, or if you have already begun the divorce process, it is important to have an attorney on your side who can help you understand the legal issues that may play a role in your case. The lawyers at Weiss-Kunz & Oliver, LLC are well-versed in matters related to digital technology and divorce, and we can provide guidance on how social media may affect your case. Whether you believe that information your spouse has posted online may need to be addressed or are concerned about how your posts could possibly be used against you, we can advise you on the right approach to take as you work to resolve divorce-related issues.

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