Joseph M. Lucas & Associates, L.L.C.
There may be a number of couples in Barrington who find themselves in a bad phase in their married lives. Separation or divorce is sometimes the answer for these couples. A divorce settlement between the couple can largely protect their rights as they move into the next phase of their lives.
There has been a great change in dispute resolution these days compared with the past two or three decades. Many couples prefer to seek legal consultation for working out an amicable dispute resolution while dissolving a marriage. Such consultations become more numerous in January each year, perhaps because couples who are planning to divorce usually remain together during the holidays for the sake of their children’s enjoyment and happiness. But as soon as the holidays are over, divorce proceedings may begin.
An increase in legal consultation for divorce is due to a number of important reasons. Many couples prefer legal consultation because they want to avoid the potential expenses involved in a court trial. These couples can get their disputes resolved for considerably less money. Furthermore, couples know that they must understand the needs of their children and they prefer not to leave this issue to be determined in a divorce decree by a court.
Apart from issues that are related to children like child support and child custody, there may be other areas of tension in divorce such as alimony or property division. Many separating couples in Illinois will likely find that these issues can be settled through collaborative law in a comparatively peaceful, timely and cost-effective manner. They can avoid the hassles of a conventional court procedure and get desired results according to their needs. Discussion and mutual cooperation in resolving post-divorce issues are in the best interests of couples as well as their children.
Source: Oregon Live, “It’s ‘divorce season,’ but kids can be shielded by parents, legal system,” Kathy Hinson, Jan. 21, 2013
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Divorce disputes can be addressed through mutual cooperation