In a divorce, it is not uncommon for the spouse with the financial advantage to wage war against their former partner by cutting off credit cards, hiding assets and hiring a litigious attorney all in an effort to force their partner into a less than fair settlement.
Although it can be very difficult for clients to engage in a contested divorce while trying to afford living expenses, it is important not be intimidated into a bad deal now which may have long-term negative consequences.
First and foremost, it is important to secure the help of an experienced and reputable divorce lawyer who can represent you cost-effectively while pursuing the most favorable outcome.
If you have few resources for legal expenses when compared to your spouse and are concerned that you will not get a fair shake as a result, you may want to consider outside funding to level the playing field also.
Many companies have emerged which provide needed advances to cover expenses associated with litigating a divorce so that a fair settlement can be achieved. For those who have fewer resources in the marriage, which often includes stay at home parents, divorce funding may provide the means to stay the course.
If you are considering divorce, contact the Libertyville Illinois divorce lawyers of Schlesinger & Strauss LLC. Our experienced attorneys can help you negotiate a fair settlement to include marital property division, Illinois alimony or spousal maintenance, child support and parenting time arrangements. Contact our offices today for immediate assistance at 847-680-4970.