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A strong support team may ease the navigation of a divorce

Ending a marriage in Illinois is typically a challenging time -- even if the breakup is amicable. For that reason, it might be wise for anyone in the throes of a divorce to build a team of supporters to assist with different aspects of the process. It is not uncommon for friends and family to provide advice that might be well-meant but is often misdirected. Although having them for moral support can be invaluable, information about divorce is best provided by a family law attorney.

Being surrounded by those who can offer kindness, love and encouragement is essential. However, the ways in which they or their friends and acquaintances navigated their divorces likely suited their unique circumstances. It is often said that a person going through a divorce must leave emotions at the door, but that is easier said than done. For that reason, the assistance of a divorce coach or counselor who could help with emotional matters may be helpful.

Others who might be valuable members of the divorce team depend on the complexity of the circumstances. These may include professionals who can provide advice on matters such as finances, mortgages, real estate, estate planning and child-related issues. If the two parties involved are still able to communicate, a divorce mediator may also be an invaluable addition.

The most important member of a divorce support team is an experienced family law attorney who can provide support and guidance with every step of the way. After assessing the circumstances and any unique issues regarding marital assets, the attorney can help determine which additional advisers could be valuable team members. With the help of a strong support team, Illinois divorce proceedings can be navigated with the least amount of obstacles.

Source:, "Who do You Need on Your "Divorce Team?"", Cathy Meyer, Accessed on Jan. 26, 2018

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