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Kane County divorce attorneyIf you are considering a divorce, you probably realize that the process is likely to include a number of necessary expenses. You may be required to pay for filing fees and court costs, not to mention the cost of financial experts, a guardian ad litem, or other professionals who may contribute to your case. Of course, hiring an attorney will also incur costs and, if you are not careful, the expenses related to your divorce can quickly add up leaving you to pay much more than you ever expected.

Setting Realistic Expectations

There are many ways to reduce the costs associated with divorce, and you can take proactive steps before the process even begins. The most important thing you can do to limit how much you will spend on your divorce is to develop goals and objectives that are reasonable and attainable. This means determining the portion of the marital estate you would like to receive and the level of parental responsibilities you would like to have allocated while keeping your expectations realistic. For example, if your spouse is a good parent to your children and responsible role model for them, refusing to settle for anything less than sole decision-making authority over your children and a large majority of the parenting time is not exactly a realistic goal. If not agreed upon, such a position is likely to result in a long, drawn-out battle costing you a great deal more money.

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Kane County prenuptial agreement lawyerIf you and your spouse signed a prenuptial agreement before your wedding, you may feel pretty certain that you have adequately covered all of your bases in the event of a divorce. You have made plans regarding how your individual and marital assets will be divided, whether or not alimony will be paid and, which of you will get to stay in the marital home. With all of these issues settled well in advance, you and your spouse may be enjoying a sense of security and peace of mind. Many couples who sign prenuptial agreements, however, make mistakes which could lead to their agreements being set aside as unenforceable by the court.

There are a number of reasons that a prenuptial agreement may be found to be invalid, including:

1. Lack of Full Disclosure

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Kane County divorce attorney

While every divorcee's journey is unique, most find themselves operating in crisis mode. This is generally because divorce does more than just end a marriage. It also changes friendships, can damage relationships with an extended family that they have grown to love, and requires them to divide time with any children they may share. In short, divorce impacts almost every aspect of a person's life, so to find yourself in emotional turmoil is normal. It does not have to last forever, though. In fact, you can do more than just survive divorce – you can thrive and find the best version of yourself.

Let the People You Love Support You

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Kane County family law attorneysParents often worry about how their children will cope with divorce. Most do everything they can to smooth the transition, but they do not always know if they are making the right choices. For example, how do parents decide where the child will live? How much time should they be spending with each parent? Should they switch houses every weekend, or is that too much?

The answers to most of these questions are circumstantial and can only be answered by the parents themselves. However, one study does suggest that children fare better if they spend time living with each of their parents. Furthermore, children seem to cope best when their schedule for switching homes is somewhat consistent.

Switching Homes Less Stressful Than Initially Thought

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