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Every year in Illinois, many married couples decide to end their marriages for a wide variety of reasons. In many cases, divorce is a necessary process to preserving the emotional and mental well-being of both partners, as well as their children. In some cases, unfortunately, the physical well-being of a spouse or child may also be a concern. Whatever the reason, divorce can be extremely difficult and particularly so if the spouses come from drastically different cultures.
The idea of a successful, cross-cultural marriage is certainly very romantic. Two individuals with very diverse backgrounds fall in love and decide to build a life together. Many couples are able to bridge the cultural gap between their families and experience a long, happy marriage. Others, however, may find that continuing the marriage is not in the best interest of either spouse or their children. At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, we understand the difficulties cross-cultural couples may face in divorce. With more than 75 years of family law experience, our attorneys are prepared to help you through your divorce no matter what challenges lie ahead.
Many of the considerations that must be made in divorce rely on the determination of a spouse’s or a child’s best interest. What constitutes a person’s best interest, however, is often very subjective and depends on a great many factors. Family customs, heritage, and cultural differences absolutely impact how an individual views the world, and therefore affects what he or she believes to be important. In a divorce situation, it is critical that such factors be understood by both parties and the court so that appropriate decisions can be made.
Cross-cultural relationships can develop in many ways. They can begin in an educational setting, where one partner is studying in another state or another country. It is even possible for such a relationship to begin on the job, as many workplaces employ a very diverse staff. How ever they may have started, the cultural considerations of each spouse must be accounted for during the divorce process.
The compassionate attorneys at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio provide an unmatched level of personal attention to every case we handle. We are particularly sensitive to the impact that cultural differences can have on a divorce proceeding. Negotiations regarding the division of property and spousal support may be affected, of course, but such issues are often most clearly evident in child-related issues.
Various cultures around the world have vastly different approaches to caring for and raising children and, regardless of your cultural background, our team is committed to representing your interests at every turn.
If you would like more information about how the experienced legal professionals at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio may be able to help you, contact our office today. We offer a free consultation so that you can discuss your case with an attorney who understands the cultural sensitivities of your situation. Call 630-920-8855 to schedule an appointment and get the legal help you need during a difficult time.