A Skilled Advocate And Divorce Attorney
The decision to divorce, whether made mutually or by one spouse, is a pivotal one that will lead to momentous changes in the lives of everyone involved. Many more complex decisions will influence the overall outcome and determine your ability to move on with stability and minimal regret.
Naperville And Joliet Divorce Lawyers
If you are considering or facing divorce in Will, DuPage or surrounding counties, it is essential to work with a lawyer you can talk to openly and trust for clear, objective guidance. Beginning with an free consultation to gain a sense of your situation and concerns, you can depend on Blacha Law Office. Founding attorney Monika Blacha is a mediator and experienced divorce attorney. Our team will prioritize your case and strive diligently to achieve your important goals.
Dedicated To Protecting Your Parental Rights And Financial Interests
Having practiced law in Illinois since 1999, Ms. Blacha founded her firm to provide the utmost in personal attention and results-focused guidance to people facing family-related legal challenges.
Our team understands the difference a dedicated attorney can make and prioritizes the needs of our clients. We will take the time to get to know you and understand what matters to you, in order to skillfully target the best possible outcomes in matters such as:
- Child custody, visitation and support — unquestionably the most vital and emotionally impactful concerns for people who are divorcing with minor children
- Property division, allocation of debts, maintenance (sometimes called alimony) and other financial considerations that can have a profound impact on your life after divorce
- Orders of Protection and safely dealing with an abusive spouse.
Our lawyers’ years of experience in complex litigation will be invaluable assets as we navigate the legal steps necessary to complete your divorce. We are committed to advising each client we serve with objectivity and genuine compassion, striving for amicable and affordable resolution but standing always prepared to litigate aggressively if needed.
Experienced And Empathetic Family Law Attorneys
Our team of attorneys have experience dealing with the most complicated divorce cases. However, we remain committed to the understanding that every client and situation is unique.
Whether you are going through a collaborative divorce process or need to go through a litigation process, our divorce attorneys will be strong, and consistent advocates.
Answering Your Divorce Questions
We understand that many of our clients have a lot of questions about their divorce and the coming process, which is why we have taken the time to answer some of the more common questions we get here:
How long will my divorce take?
Every divorce is unique, and so is the time it takes to resolve them. If both spouses are agreeable in the divorce and work together to resolve it, it can take a matter of a few weeks or months to finalize a divorce. However, one or both spouses cannot cooperate, a divorce could take months or longer to resolve.
How are assets divided in a divorce?
Illinois courtrooms use “equitable distribution” to divide assets in a divorce. This means that, instead of splitting assents in a 50/50 manner, a court will divide assets based on what they deem to be fair for each party’s future needs. This could mean that a judge may divide assets in a 60/40 arrangement or even a 70/30 split.
How is child custody determined?
Judges look at a lot of different factors when creating child custody arrangements. Before reaching a decision, a judge will consider elements of a divorce, including the child’s preferences, the financial capabilities of each parent, the mental and physical needs of each parent and child, how primary custody would impact the living arrangements of the children, and if a parent is a potential threat to the children.
What should I bring to my initial consultation?
The more information you can bring to your attorney at your first meeting, the better. When you meet with our lawyers, consider bringing documents including financial records, ownership documents, medical information, income statements and any relevant police reports.
Get The Clear Answers And Caring Guidance You Need: 630-283-1987
In this traumatic and uncertain time, you may have many questions about relevant laws, immediate steps you should take, your obligations and your legal options. To learn more about our services as a divorce mediator or our approach as divorce attorneys serving Naperville and Joliet, please contact the Blacha Law Office by telephone or email anytime.