Chicago

2 N. Riverside Plaza,
Ste.1830
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-897-2010

Crystal Lake

333 Commerce Dr.
Ste.900
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815-455-3000

Schaumburg

1990 Algonquin Rd.
Ste.240
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-637-5140

Chicago

2 N. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 1830
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312.897.2010

Crystal Lake

333 Commerce Dr.
Ste. 900
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815.455.3000

Schaumburg

1990 Algonquin Rd.
Ste. 240
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847.637.5140

Additional offices in Warrenville, Naperville, Saint Charles, and Lake Forest

Divorce and Family Law

Negotiated Settlements

Most divorce cases are resolved by Negotiated Settlements, rather than by trial before the judge at the courthouse. Negotiated divorce settlements in Illinois usually take the form of a Marital Settlement Agreement, and where children are involved, by means of a Parental Responsibility Agreement. In simple terms, the Marital Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) is a written settlement agreement providing for spousal support if applicable, child support if applicable, and allocating the assets and liabilities of the married couple.

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 Crystal Lake divorce lawyers at Bruning & Associates PC, in the appropriate cases, initiate preparation of the settlement agreements early in order to complete your case as soon as possible. Bruning & Associates PC has offices conveniently located near you in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Crystal Lake, Illinois. Please contact Bruning & Associates PC to schedule your free consultation and to begin the process towards a Negotiated Settlement of your divorce case.

Serving divorce clients with respect to negotiated settlements in Northern Illinois, including Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, McHenry County, Lake County, Will County, Boone County, DeKalb County, Kendall County, LaSalle County, and Winnebago County.

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