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Family law: More complex than you might think

Sure, there are countless lawyers in Illinois alone who can get you divorced. However, just as no divorce or family law case is the same as the next, all family law attorneys and teams are different, too. 

Often, people think of the singular idea of divorce when it comes to family lawyers. But the area of family law is complex and can reach into important areas many don't think of until their case is underway. Various legal aspects can come into play that are tied to a family case, even criminal law in certain sensitive situations. 

Most people who are getting a divorce in Illinois cannot simply walk into a legal office, say, "I want a divorce," and simply be done with it. Dissolving one's marriage often means there is a need to make formal arrangements for the children from the marriage. Child custody and visitation matters can not only be emotional but confusing as well. 

Divorce also requires parties to address their marital property, including their debts. The complexity of this aspect varies significantly from case to case, depending on the financial setups, backgrounds and goals of the divorcing parties. An attorney's experience in this area of family law can help set someone up for a more financially secure post-divorce life. 

These are just a couple of the common but complex matters that come up in divorce cases. Matters can be more complex when, for example, domestic violence is involved or when the case is that of a same-sex marriage or union.

The field of family law is complicated. It can be emotional for the families, and it is ever-changing as society's view of family and priorities change. When ending one chapter of your life and trying to begin a healthier one for you and your family, it is never more important to work with an attorney with rich experience and whom you trust. 

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