Irrespective of whether your divorce is over quickly or the parties gear up for a long battle, you still need to protect your rights. Being properly prepared is the best way to ensure that all-important topics are addressed properly and in your best interests. This is why you need skilled divorce attorneys in Homer Glen on your side.
The team at Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. works closely with all of our clients to ensure that every aspect of your divorce is handled as quickly and effectively as possible. Our attorneys have years of experience in negotiating, litigating, and resolving numerous complex divorce issues. We also understand that each case is unique, and we will not treat your case like it is just another file in our system.
Before you file for divorce in Homer Glen, there are a few things that you can do that will help you be better prepared. Some of these items include:
Getting Documents in Order: You should make sure you have copies of any important financial documents and store them somewhere safe. This should be somewhere that your spouse doesn’t have access to, and preferably outside of the family residence. You will want these documents once the divorce petition is filed. Items to copy include bank statements, tax returns, investment accounts, insurance policies, retirement and benefit program guidelines, salaries, etc.
Review Your Credit: In the event you don’t have your own credit yet, you should start establishing the same immediately. Also, it’s important to review your spouse’s credit report and keep a copy with your documents to determine what, if any credit and or purchases have been made.
Do Not Commingle Property: Do you have separate assets? Did you inherit property or own something before you got married? Do not mix them, or commingle them, with your marital assets. By keeping them separate, it is more likely that the court will consider them to be your separate and non-marital property.
Open Separate Accounts: If you do not have your own bank account, now is the time to open one. Do it at a different bank, not the same one at which you have your shared joint accounts. Also, consider opening a post office box where you can receive mail that you do not want your spouse to have access to.
Don’t Sign Anything: If your spouse is asking you to sign documents, like deeds, contracts, documents, mortgage papers, etc., do not take any such action without first consulting your attorneys. It could end up harming your position in the divorce.
A standard divorce petition is one option for ending your marriage, but you can also consider some other options if you are willing to work together. These include:
If you are considering filing a divorce petition, or you have been served with one in Illinois, contact Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. today to schedule an initial consultation.
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