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Common Mistakes Made During Illinois Divorces

  • By: Michelle Pakzad
  • Published: January 25, 2022

No one ever goes into a marriage thinking about divorce. Even when two people know their marriage is over, they often put off thinking about the process as long as possible. Divorce is a difficult, complex, and oftentimes ugly thing to endure. However, refusing to prepare for the road ahead can result in serious damage to your physical, mental, and financial well-being.

Common Divorce Mistakes In The State Of Illinois

The following are some of the most common mistakes we have seen people make when divorcing their spouses. Not only are these mistakes costly but they are avoidable if you have the right divorce attorney in your corner.

The following is a brief list of common mistakes and how to avoid them. However, we highly suggest you consult with one of our attorneys to make sure you understand and avoid all types of mistakes.

  • Choosing The Wrong Type Of Divorce
    • The state of Illinois strongly suggests you attempt mediation or “collaborative divorce” before moving to a court-based or “litigated divorce”
  • Being Unprepared For The Process
    • This includes coming prepared with all the documentation needed regarding your finances and various assets
  • Trying To Shield Assets From Your Spouse
    • It is illegal to omit any assets from your listing, and doing so could result in severe penalties and fines
  • Ignoring The Tax Law
    • If your divorce is finalized after the year ends, you are still required to file a joint tax return with your spouse
  • Not Being In The Right Frame Of Mind
    • As difficult as divorce is, you need to go into it with a level head, calm temper, and a desire to reach a fair and amicable conclusion

Hiring The Divorce Experts

Another common mistake people make is entering divorce proceedings with either no lawyer or an attorney who does not specialize in this area.

Strategic Divorce employs a full staff of attorneys whose sole job is to help you obtain a fair divorce settlement. They have seen it all when it comes to divorce proceedings and are here to protect and serve you.

Not only is divorce hurtful but it is incredibly complicated. Plus, you can rest assured that your spouse has hired their own lawyer. In our experiences, there is no guarantee they will play by the rules. Our experienced team of divorce attorneys has been doing this for years. We have seen it all and we are prepared for anything and everything when it comes to that courtroom.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

If you are considering divorce, we understand how stressed and overwhelmed you probably feel. While we cannot repair the damage that is done, we can protect you and your assets from further issues in the future.

Please call us at 847-234-4445 to set up your free consultation with one of our attorneys. They will provide the compassion you need as they analyze your situation and provide the best path forward.

You can also schedule a free consultation online by filling out this short form.

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