Divorce and Family Law
The divorce lawyers at Bruning & Associates, P.C. are dedicated to providing the highest quality of legal services to our clients. Our talented attorneys are well known for zealously protecting the rights of our clients whether the divorce case is resolved by settlement and negotiation, or at trial. A divorce case is a serious lawsuit, and important rights may be lost unless you hire a trained lawyer very early in the process. The skilled divorce lawyers at Bruning & Associates, P.C. have substantial education, training, experience, and expertise to handle your divorce case.
Please contact us today to set up a free consultation with an Illinois divorce lawyer, and read on for some basics about the laws.
Likewise, the parental responsibilities agreement (“PRA”) is a written settlement agreement awarding the decision-making authority (“Custody”) of the children to the parents, and establishing the parenting time (“Visitation”) between the children and their divorcing parents. Since most cases are resolved by negotiated settlements, it is important that you and your divorce lawyer take the necessary steps early in your case to work towards a negotiated settlement. The lawyers at Bruning & Associates, P.C., in the appropriate cases, initiate the preparation of the settlement agreements early in order to complete your case as soon as possible.
In some cases, the divorce court will order the parties to mediation to attempt to resolve child custody disputes. Even though mediation is mandatory in some cases, the mediator cannot force either of the divorcing spouses to settle the case. It is important to obtain legal advice from your own divorce lawyer before attending a mediation session to develop a strategy that will result in a mediation agreement acceptable to you. The skilled divorce lawyers at Bruning & Associates, P.C. have substantial education, training, experience, and expertise with respect to the mediation process, and preparing you for your sessions with the mediator.
Contested Hearings in Illinois Divorce Cases
- Property division requires an equitable distribution of all assets the couple acquired during the marriage.
- Spousal support, i.e., alimony, may be appropriate to balance financial inequities between a higher and lower-earning party.
- Illinois refers to child custody and visitation as allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time, respectively. Decisions in these areas are based upon the child’s best interests.
For child support, Illinois uses the income shares model that combines resources from both parents to determine the amount a nonresidential parent pays.
Interim Attorney Fees
- The spendable cash, bank accounts, and/or credit available to the spouse seeking attorney’s fees;
- The amount that the spouse seeking the attorney’s fees has paid to his or her attorney;
- The cash, bank accounts, and/or credit available to the spouse from whom the attorney’s fees are sought; and,
- The amount paid to the attorney of the spouse from whom the attorney’s fees are sought.
The skilled divorce lawyers at Bruning & Associates, P.C. have substantial education, training, experience, and expertise with respect to Interim Attorney’s Fees proceedings in the divorce court.
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