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Some divorces breeze right along toward a quick conclusion. Others do not. Many couples can expect a drawn out process filled with back and forth about a litany of high-stake issues: who gets the kids, the house, the retirement accounts and so much more.

The myriad of life-altering questions that need to be answered during one of the toughest points in a person’s life is just one reason that Illinois residents should be prepared. The attorneys at the Law Offices of KML Associates have more than 30 years of experience guiding Illinois residents through the divorce process and helping them make thoughtful decisions that serve them well both at the time of the divorce and into their future.

The process typically centers around four issues: (1) child custody and visitation; (2) child support; (3) spousal maintenance (more commonly known as alimony) and (4) property and debt division. Child custody and visitation focuses on who the children will stay with and for what duration. Child support focuses on how much the non-custodial parent will pay the custodial parent to help raise the children. Spousal maintenance focuses on how much, if any, one spouse will pay the other spouse. Property and debt division focuses on how the couples’ finances, both good and bad, are divvied up.

We can help Illinois residents answer these questions. We can help you create a temporary agreement with your spouse outlining what will happen during the divorce: who will pay which bills, where the children will stay and so on. Once the preliminary issues have been addressed, we will give you a forthright assessment of your case and what to expect when all is said and done. Whether you want to mediate or go to trial, the Law Offices of KML Associate can help. To learn more, please visit our website.