A good divorce attorney is one who can perform a variety of services for clients. Divorce involves many things that are tangential to the actual dissolution of the marriage. Many divorces involve forays into financial issues, criminal offenses, juvenile law, and much more. If you are looking for a divorce attorney, consider one who can perform some or all of these services for you.
If you own a family business with your spouse, you might need to weigh your options for dissolving your business partnership, one partner buying out the other’s shares, or creating a new contract delineating the conditions of your post-divorce relationship.
If your spouse has been physically, emotionally, psychologically, or financially abusive, you might need to acquire an order of protection. Divorce proceedings often cause an escalation in violent, manipulative, or explosive behavior. Take measures to protect yourself and your children from harm.
If your spouse or ex-spouse physically, emotionally, or sexually abused your children and you are ready to step forward and press charges, your attorney can support you through every step of this enormously important, complex legal matter.
You might decide to relocate after your divorce to be closer to family or for a new job. If you are relocating with minor children, your attorney can assist you in petitioning the court for permission to relocate.
When a judge orders child support, the supporting parent has a legal obligation to pay. If your spouse or former spouse fails or refuses to pay child support, pays less than what is required, or is consistently late with payments, your attorney can help you collect the support owed to you.
If you share children with your former spouse, you may create a realistic, workable shared parenting plan. This might involve negotiating many issues, including timesharing, vacation time, travel restrictions, supervised visitation, and access to grandparents and other relatives.
If you are overwhelmed by the sheer number of divorce-related issues you need to handle, speak with an experienced divorce attorney who can accompany you through the legal process with patience and skill.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Paul Chatzky is fluent in Spanish and English, enabling him to effectively represent a wider range of individuals and families. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and is listed among Illinois Super Lawyers, which is a reflection of his high ethical standards and exceptional legal knowledge. As a…
Prior to joining the firm as a paralegal, Debbie was employed by major banking institutions as a loan processor and as an executive secretary. Debbie was also employed as an administrative assistant for the Board of Jewish Education. Having majored in Sociology, Debbie graduated from the University of Florida in 1980. Debbie completed her studies…