Use of Outside Experts in Illinois Divorce
Palatine, Illinois Divorce and Family Law Attorney
Besides the death of a close family member or friend, divorce is likely to be the most emotionally difficult experience you will ever endure. The process is often wrought with challenges and complexities that can push even the strongest of individuals to their breaking point. With the help of an experienced divorce attorney, however, you may be able to reduce your stress and the contentiousness of the proceedings as a whole.
The Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C., in Palatine, Illinois, has been helping clients throughout the region navigate complicated divorce situations for more than 12 years. Attorney Nicholas W. Richardson’s knowledge of the law, along with his skills as a client advocate, can assist you in reaching a reasonable divorce agreement quickly and without unnecessary hardships. In some cases, one successful approach to divorce may include outside experts from a variety of fields, depending upon the particular couple’s circumstances.
Financial and Property Experts for Illinois Divorce Cases
At the heart of many divorce disputes are feelings of being cheated out of a fair property settlement. To prevent such disagreements from becoming full-blown Courtroom battles, Attorney Richardson understands the importance of employing appropriately trained professionals to aid in the negotiation process. These may include real estate appraisers to determine the value of the marital home or investment properties accurately; business analysts to provide an independent valuation of either spouse’s business interests; or financial planners to estimate the current and future value of retirement plans and pensions. In some cases, vocational experts may be necessary to help establish a party’s need for spousal maintenance.
Medical, Mental Health and Child Professionals
Of course, money and assets are not the only concerns facing a divorcing couple. The parties must also look toward the future and a new post-divorce reality for themselves and for their children, if applicable. Many divorce cases are well-served by the inclusion of parenting and family experts who can help the parties reach a reasonable, healthy agreement regarding the care of their children. These professionals can provide insight into the importance of regularly scheduled parenting time, disciplinary stability and many other child-related concerns.
Children with special needs, including physical or developmental disabilities, may also benefit from professional medical and mental health perspectives in the divorce process. Medical doctors, psychologists and therapists can help divorcing parents better understand their child’s needs and may be instrumental in creating a child support order that appropriately provides for the child.
Contact a Palatine Divorce Attorney
If you are considering divorce in Illinois, knowing where to seek legal help is critical. Contact the Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation. Attorney Richardson is equipped to provide the assistance you deserve no matter how complicated your situation may seem. He is proud to serve the needs of clients in Palatine, Barrington, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Cook County and DuPage County. Call 847.873.6741 today for an appointment.