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The term “Best Attorney” is subjective and can have various meanings. Many experienced family law attorneys are very competent and can provide excellent representation in a divorce proceeding.
Your divorce is the most important financial transaction of your life. There are times when it appears that the case is never going to end and that you have lost confidence in your lawyer. It is important to know whether or not you should change lawyers and if so, what to do.
Hiring a divorce attorney may be one of the more important financial transactions of your life. Accordingly, to safeguard yourself, you should have a written contract. Most attorneys are willing to provide that.
In Illinois, alimony is awarded without regard to marital misconduct. According to Illinois divorce law, the judge orders support from one spouse to the other if the parties cannot agree. The court awards alimony in a lump sum or for a fixed or indefinite period of time. The alimony may be paid from the income or property of the other spouse after considering all relevant factors, including the income and assets of each spouse, the needs of each party, the earning capacity of each party, any impairment of the earning capacity of the party seeking alimony caused by marital sacrifices, the time necessary for the receiving party to seek employment, the standard of living established while married, the length of the marriage, the age and health of both parties, and the contributions and services by the party seeking maintenance to the education or career potential of the other spouse.
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