People divorce for a wide variety of reasons, but divorces do not tend to happen without any warning. In many cases, married couples have problems for months or even years before one of them finally decided to file for divorce.
As a result, it is often difficult to know exactly when you should talk to an attorney about the possibility of getting a divorce.
Generally speaking, you should talk to a lawyer when you first recognize that a divorce may be in your future. Some of the reasons for this are discussed in the material below.
Speaking to an Attorney Does Not Commit You to Any Course of Action
If you are like most people, getting a divorce is the last thing you want to do and you may feel like consulting with a lawyer is the first step down the road towards ending your marriage.
It is important to understand that simply talking to a lawyer does not necessarily mean that you will get a divorce, and there is always hope of a reconciliation.
Furthermore, a lawyer will not encourage you to end your marriage – instead, he or she will explain your rights and any questions you may have about the process.
Consulting with a Lawyer Will Ensure You Understand Your Rights
When you are having problems with your spouse, not only are you worried about the primary relationship in your life, you are also probably worried about how ending that relationship will affect your rights.
If you are not familiar with Illinois family law, you be concerned about how divorce will affect your home, your finances, your relationship with your kids, and any assets that you and your spouse may own jointly.
A lawyer will explain these issues to you, allowing you to have peace of mind and also to take steps to protect yourself in the event that you decide to move forward in a divorce in the future.
Call the Law Offices of Andrew Nickel, LLC Today to Speak with an Illinois Divorce Attorney
A divorce can have a direct impact on many important aspects of your life, including your financial situation and ability to spend time with your children.
The best way to protect your legal rights is to retain an attorney as soon as you realize that your marriage may be in trouble. For a free consultation, call our office today at 630-553-7111 or 815-508-8815. You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.