Is It Time to Speak to a Divorce Lawyer?

IL divorce lawyerTiming is critical with many aspects of divorce, including when you should speak to a divorce lawyer. If you speak to a lawyer too early, you may think it could disrupt the marriage even further and leave no chance of reconciliation. On the other hand, waiting too long to speak to a lawyer could affect your rights moving forward. So, if you think divorce is imminent, how do you know when it is time to consult with an attorney? Below are a few signs that it may be time to speak to a lawyer.

When to Call a Divorce Lawyer

Like in most legal situations, it is usually best to call a divorce lawyer early in the process. The sooner you speak with a lawyer, the more options you may have and your lawyer will have a better understanding of the case when they work on it from the very beginning. Still, even though early is always best, there are two instances in which you must call a lawyer as soon as possible. Those are if you are considering filing for divorce, or if your spouse has already filed.

When you are considering filing for divorce, it is important to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can outline your options and help you make the right decisions for you and your family from the very start of the process. A lawyer can also advise on the steps you need to take before even broaching the subject of divorce with your spouse. For example, a lawyer may advise you to make copies of financial statements and insurance policies. At this time, an attorney may also advise you to start thinking about your options for child custody and support.

If your spouse has already filed for divorce, it is critical that you speak to an attorney. At this point, a lawyer will help you file your response with the court, and advise on what to expect in the future. A lawyer will also provide invaluable advice at this stage and help you navigate through the process.

Meeting with a Divorce Lawyer

Most people do not know what to expect when they meet with a divorce lawyer, particularly if they have never been through the process before. During the initial consultation, your lawyer will ask many questions about your finances and your marriage. They may ask you to bring certain documents to the meeting, and may ask you to fill out some paperwork.

At this time, it is important to ask all of your questions so the lawyer can answer them. Remember that during this consultation and throughout the entire process, your lawyer will provide legal advice. However, you will make the final decisions on your case.

Call Our Experienced Illinois Divorce Lawyers Today

If you are thinking about divorce or your spouse has already filed, do not hesitate to contact our experienced Hinsdale divorce lawyers today. At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, our skilled attorneys will answer all of your questions, advise you of your legal options, and assist you throughout the entire process. Call us today at 630-920-8855 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.

 

Source:

https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?DocName=075000050HPt.+IV&ActID=2086&ChapterID=59&SeqStart=3800000&SeqEnd=5300000

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