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Four Things to Think About if You Are Considering Getting Divorced in Illinois in 2022

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aurora divorce lawyerMany divorcing couples say that making the final decision to get divorced is one of the toughest decisions they have ever made. Whether a couple decides to get divorced together or only one spouse makes the decision, the impact of divorce affects everybody involved in different ways. When a couple shares children, the emotional challenges of divorce can be especially difficult. 

If you are entering the new year and trying to decide whether getting divorced is the right choice for you, here are some things you may want to consider. Remember that an experienced divorce attorney who knows Illinois law is the best person to offer customized answers to your questions. 

Predict How Your Spouse Will React

Nobody can read someone else’s mind, but by the time couples have been married for many years, they may as well be able to. Knowing how your spouse is likely to react to a request for divorce can help you plan ahead and take any necessary precautions. Your spouse may initially resist the idea but, depending on how you handle initial discussions, come around to agree that divorce is the best option. Or not. But before you make any decisions, try to consider how your spouse is likely to respond. 

Consider How to Help Your Children Through Divorce

Talking to children about divorce can be challenging and post-divorce behavior problems are common. Reading literature about divorce’s effects on children may be helpful, as will be anticipating potential challenges - if you hope to move out of state after getting divorced, for example, how would the children’s relationship with their other parent be impacted? Couples getting divorced should try to offer children the most stable environment possible to protect them from the many changes divorce causes. 

Know the Law 

Although nobody is expected to become a divorce attorney before deciding to get divorced, having a basic knowledge of Illinois divorce law can help you know what to expect. This may be helpful if you are trying to predict your post-divorce financial situation or are wondering how parental responsibilities and parenting time are likely to be allocated. There is an abundance of information available on the internet, and the law itself is easy to find. 

Divorce Is Not a Magical Problem-Solver

The stage of life when parents are middle-aged and still have young children is consistently rated as one of the most difficult periods people go through. Many marriages suffer at this stage, and many couples get divorced as a result. However, it is important to remember that, although getting divorced may solve some problems, it can also introduce new ones. Spouses with children still have to deal with each other for many years to come, and divorce can introduce serious financial instability. Divorce is definitely the right decision for some people, but it is also an expensive, emotionally exhausting process and it should not be undertaken lightly. 

Call a St. Charles, IL Divorce Attorney

If you are unsure whether getting divorced is the right choice for you and your family, an experienced Kane County divorce lawyer with the The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C. can help you review your options so you can make an informed decision. We will answer your questions in a comfortable and judgment-free office environment and help you move forward with confidence. Call our offices today at 630-409-8184 to schedule your initial confidential consultation. 



The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C.


1444 North Farnsworth Avenue, Suite 307, Aurora, IL 60505

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