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What Should I Look For In a Divorce Attorney? 

Posted on in Divorce

barrington divorce lawyerMost marriages begin with high hopes, and the prospect of divorce seems unlikely, if not impossible. Unfortunately, statistics show that 40-50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Although nobody wants to go through the divorce process, there are things you can do to make it go more smoothly. 

Being cautious about your choice of divorce attorney and choosing someone who has experience and skill can make a difference in how well your divorce is managed. Here are some of the things you should consider when looking for a divorce attorney. 

  • Understand your wants and needs – You may not want to litigate your divorce in court, so an attorney with experience in mediation and negotiating out-of-court settlements may be your best fit. If you know that you are heading toward a high-conflict divorce, you may need someone who will be aggressive on your behalf. Whatever your circumstances, a realistic assessment of your wants and needs will help you choose the right attorney. 

  • Be realistic – It is important to think practically about the outcome of your divorce. For example, many divorcing spouses want possession of the family home but cannot realistically manage the mortgage payment and upkeep on their own. Your lawyer can help you determine when it is in your best interests to compromise and when you should fight for what you really want. Save yourself time and money by identifying and pursuing a realistic agenda with your attorney. 

  • Meet with several attorneys – You may like the first attorney you meet, but that does not mean you should hire them right away. There are many talented attorneys, and you will do yourself a disservice if you do not explore several possibilities. Attorneys differ in experience, temperament, and skill. Do your due diligence and make sure you explore your options. 

Speak With a Barrington Divorce Lawyer

 Your choice of attorney can have a significant impact on the success of your divorce proceedings.  Kane County divorce attorney Benedict Schwarz, II was named as one of the Illinois 2021 Super Lawyers list, an honor he has earned every year since 2006 and which is only awarded to five percent of Illinois lawyers. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers for his work in family law and has extensive experience working with mediation. At the Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II P.C., we can help you navigate your divorce case with skill and compassion. Contact us today for an initial consultation at 847-428-7725.

 

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https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?DocName=075000050HPt%2E+IV&ActID=2086&ChapterID=59&SeqStart=3900000&SeqEnd=5400000

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