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Planning for retirement and divorce

There are many different hurdles you may be working through if you are planning on ending your marriage, whether you have strong emotions, are worried about how your finances will be impacted by the split, or are unsure of how to tell relatives about the divorce. However, these matters can be even more challenging if you have recently retired or plan to retire soon. If you are in Washington or any part of Illinois, our law firm knows the diverse challenges you may be experiencing.

Is my relationship headed for divorce?

After several years of marriage and the birth of one or several kids, you may feel like your relationship is progressing along nicely. There may be times where you feel like your spouse could become more involved with your marriage and help around the home more, but overall you have no complaints. Many people in Illinois who end up getting divorced from their partners were under the impression that their marriages were fine. They were blindsided to learn that their relationships were not as happy and healthy as they thought. 

Maintaining financial stability through a divorce

Each year, many Illinois couples turn to divorce as the most viable option of settling relationship woes and regaining personal happiness and independency. For many people, while a viable solution, divorce can wreak havoc on finances. Understanding how to avoid debilitating financial setbacks can help divorcing couples maintain stability and reassurance. 

Coping with emotional turmoil during a divorce

For many divorcing Illinois couples, the decision to separate is not one that is taken lightly or without deep thought. However, despite the feeling that terminating a marriage is the right choice and will allow both parties to regain a sense of personal satisfaction, divorce is rarely navigated without significant emotional turmoil and strain. 

What should you include in a co-parenting agreement?

Once you and your spouse have decided to divorce, you are immediately faced with a barrage of decisions to make. Choices related to child custody and relocation in Illinois can be both time consuming and difficult to work out. However, with a properly written co-parenting agreement in place, you can confidently anticipate parenting time with your children.

Navigating the difficult world of parenting after divorce

If you and your ex have had children together, your separation is the beginning of learning how to parent together despite living separate lives. Often, this can be difficult, especially if you are dealing with an individual who is a narcissist or unwilling to compromise. At Essig Law Office, we have helped many Illinois parents to work through the complexities of parenting in the post-divorce environment.

Common mistakes made in a divorce

Mistakes have a way of slowing down the process of finalizing a divorce settlement. Many Illinois couples will find that if they avoid common divorce mistakes, they can save time and money on their divorce. Most mistakes are easily categorized as either financial or emotional.

Manage your finances successfully during and after a divorce

Divorce can be emotional, but it also can take a serious financial toll. It is important to understand the financial impact divorce will have both now and in the future. This includes considerations related to property division, tax ramifications, support payments, retirement accounts and budget adjustments.

An overview of spousal maintenance laws in Illinois

It's natural for married couples who are thinking about divorce to be concerned about the financial implications of leaving their spouse - both in the immediate future and down the road. In Illinois, an award of spousal maintenance can help alleviate some of that concern.

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