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How to Find the Best Attorney to Provide Representation in a Divorce Proceeding
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.
In terms of selecting an attorney, clients have the internet and social media available to attempt to identify appropriate law firms and attorneys within those law firms.
Clients may have had friends or relatives that have been involved in a divorce proceeding and those persons may also be capable of making appropriate recommendations, in terms of law firms and attorneys.
There can be articles in the newspaper that identify certain law firms or attorneys that may appeal to a prospective client for representation.
Clients could attempt to contact attorneys and/or bar associations in terms of any recommendation of appropriate attorneys to provide representation.
If clients have the time, they could go to the Courthouse, and with respect to proceedings open to the public, they could view hearings otherwise watch certain attorneys in action.
The above are but a few ways to attempt to identify competent representation in a divorce proceeding. Regardless of the law firm or attorney hired for representation, the attorney-client relationship is based on trust, hard work, competency, experience, personalized attention, knowledge of the facts, knowledge of the law and the willingness by the law firm or attorney to make appropriate time to give priority to a particular client.
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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