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Divorce

Chicago, Illinois, Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is never easy. Besides the emotional issues related to ending the marital relationship, divorce raises a host of other issues and questions including:

  • What do we do with our bank accounts and when?
  • Who will pay the bills during the divorce?
  • Should I or my spouse move out of the house now or later?
  • What will happen to the house?
  • When do we have a conversation with our children?
  • How will my children's best interests be protected?

These are significant questions, the answers to which have long-lasting effects to all involved. Every divorce case is different and every client has different needs and goals. It is important for your attorney to be attentive to your individual situation. Contact The Law Office of Jennifer A. Pritz or call 708-459-8234 for a free initial consultation.

Our attorney, Jennifer A. Pritz, and understands that what you are dealing with is difficult, frustrating and emotionally straining. We handle all divorce cases with compassion and integrity. We will never assume anything about your situation; rather we will take the time to get to know you and your particular story.

Comprehensive Divorce Services

Understanding that every divorce is different, we provide a variety of legal services to meet the varied needs of our clients:

Property and Finances

When a couple divorces, questions about finances and property division often arise. For instance, if finances were previously handled by one spouse, the other spouse may wonder how bills and expenses will be met and how joint bank accounts will be addressed. Especially where there is a significant amount of personal property, real estate or debt involved, determining how these will be divided equitably is a central concern. As your divorce attorney, we will provide you with objective advice and sound counsel regarding the property division aspect of your divorce.

Children: Custody and Support

Divorce can take a significant and long-lasting toll on children. This must be avoided as much as possible. First, parents may have difficulty knowing how and when to explain to their children what is going on, and children may not fully understand why their parents' marriage is ending. Tools are available to set-up a framework agreement that provides structure and guidelines to guide parents through issues that will arise in the future. We understand what is at stake in divorce cases where children are involved. With compassion and empathy, we will guide couples through difficult issues like child custody, child support and support modifications, always keeping in mind the best interests of the child and the vigorous protection of your parental rights.

Other Divorce Issues

I provide men and women in the Chicago area with sound legal guidance on other issues involved in divorce, including:

  • Maintenance (spousal support/alimony): Whether maintenance should be paid is entirely discretionary with the court. I help clients identify whether maintenance is appropriate, and if so, provide a realistic assessment regarding the likely amount that should be paid, duration and terms of payment.
  • Leveling the playing field: Should you be unable to afford an attorney, your spouse should "level the playing field" by contributing to your attorney's fees.
  • Post-judgment petitions: Where difficulties persist or arise after your divorce, I can assist you to resolve these issues in a way that protects your rights.
  • Orders of protection: Where domestic violence or abuse is involved, I will advocate on your behalf to obtain an Order of Protection and help ensure its enforcement. On the other hand, if you are the victim of unfounded allegations, you need to be protected against such an order.

Honest Advice During Difficult Times

In every case we handle, we strive to develop and maintain good client relationships. This involves not only providing high-quality legal representation to every one of our clients during settlement negotiations, mediation, and if necessary, litigation, but also giving honest advice, realistic assessment of options and sound recommendations. If you are involved in, or considering, a divorce, contact our office at 708-459-8234 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Contact

The Law Office of Jennifer A. Pritz
137 North Oak Park Ave.
Suite 216
Oak Park, IL 60301
Telephone: 708-459-8234

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