Although many couples enter into the divorce process with unclear expectations, pre-divorce legal counseling helps to elucidate the path forward. Overall, Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions finds that legal counseling proves extraordinarily beneficial for both parties.
Even for those initiating the divorce, counseling aids in managing expectations. Thus, it is imperative that couples understand their rights and responsibilities prior to beginning any type of divorce process.
Benefits of Pre-Divorce Legal Counseling
For many clients of our firm, the first step includes pre-divorce legal counseling. Ultimately, this straightforward yet invaluable part of the process helps to address numerous questions.
Based on our team’s experience, we find that many couples walk away learning answers to the following:
- What is included in the marital estate?
- How are assets divided?
- What documentation is necessary for a divorce?
- Are there any obligations and rights related to spousal or child support?
- How are parental responsibilities and time commitment decided?
- How do I find relevant financial documentation and assets?
Notably, each client faces unique challenges. Some begin the process with no knowledge of the state of their finances. Additionally, clients often need further insight into their marital assets and liabilities, bill payments, and mortgage information. Otherwise, this can prolong the process anywhere from six months or an entire year!
Begin the Collaborative Process with Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions
While the divorce process initially seems daunting, pre-divorce legal counseling goes a long way in creating a more amicable approach. More so, the team at Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions proudly implements the practice of Collaborative Divorce.
In a Collaborative Divorce, couples sidestep the typical litigation process, bent on “winning” and “losing”. Worth noting, this out-of-court solution involves appropriate professional support and concurrently facilitates familial relationships, particularly important for future co-parenting.
For legal guidance through the Illinois divorce process, contact the family law firm at Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC.
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