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Divorce. Custody. Child Support.

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Navigating Divorce: Your Compassionate Partner

Contemplating divorce can be an emotionally challenging journey. At Besserman Law, we understand the complexities and hardships that often accompany this decision. Our dedicated Illinois Divorce Lawyer, Mrs. Besserman, is here to provide you with support and guidance to make the divorce process more manageable and less stressful.

Divorce can be an intricate process, laden with emotions such as sadness, anger, anxiety, and confusion. We believe in working collaboratively with our clients to alleviate these burdens. Our goal is to empower you with a clear understanding of the legal aspects involved while addressing your unique needs and concerns. We aim to help you achieve the guardianship arrangements you desire, regain mental peace, and provide the essential financial security necessary to rebuild your life successfully after divorce.

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Understanding the legal intricacies of divorce can be daunting, especially when emotions run high. Besserman Law is here to assist you in creating and implementing a strategic plan to effectively navigate the challenges that come with ending a marriage. These challenges may include transitioning to a new financial situation, defining parental responsibilities, and equitably dividing marital assets. We take pride in taking the time to listen to your concerns, guiding you through every facet of your case, and ensuring that you receive the compassionate support you deserve during this critical period in your life.

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Our offices in Missouri and Illinois are conveniently located. Divorce laws differ according to the jurisdiction. Having in-depth knowledge of the local statutes in their region, our attorneys are prepared to assist you in dealing with any family law issue.
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You need to schedule an initial consultation with an attorney to begin the legal process, divorce process, or custody process. You will have an opportunity to ask your most pressing questions during this one-hour meeting. An initial consultation fee will be quoted when you call to schedule one. All reputable lawyers have consultation fees. Be cognizant of no-fee consultations.
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What to Expect for Any Case.

A divorce or legal process begins with the initial consultation with your attorney. The hour will be devoted to answering specific questions and drafting goals for your case. You can expect your attorney to outline a strategy that has the best chance of success based on the information you provide.
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Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ) of Divorce

Do we Need To Wait Before we File for a No-Fault Divorce?

Not always. In the case, you as well as your spouse, have lived apart for a continuous period of at least six months before admission of the divorce judgment, the two-year separation requirement could be waived, but only if you both consent in writing to do this. In case the two of you cannot consent, then you will have to satisfy the 2-year condition.

Do you know the Important Legal Problems in a Divorce?

The important problems that commonly come up in divorce cases are property division, child custody and visitation, child support, and alimony. Partners can enter into an agreement, property settlement agreement or divorce agreement, to resolve all or a number of the problems presented by their divorce case. This agreement, and, in particular, any arrangements regarding child custody and child support, will need court acceptance. They will have to fight it out in court where a judge will determine for them under the principles of Illinois law if spouses can not agree on any of the problems.

What’s a Legal Separation?

If you are living separate and apart from your spouse, you can petition a court to allow you a legal separation and fair support or alimony. Either spouse will not be prevented by a ruling for legal separation from filing for divorce after. 

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