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What Other Professionals Can Help With My Illinois Divorce?

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We have all likely heard the famous saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The sentiment can also be said for divorce. In many situations, it is not just you and your spouse’s attorneys who work on the divorce. In many cases, there are other professionals that you hire or consult with throughout the process. Even your divorce attorney may recommend that you hire certain professionals for specific aspects of the divorce, especially if you need them to testify for you in court. Having the right team together can greatly reduce your stress and uncertainty and make the entire process much easier for everyone involved.

CPA and/or Forensic Accountant

For most divorces, a certified public accountant (CPA) is sufficient enough to help you get your finances together and help you gain a clear understanding of your assets and liabilities. A CPA will use your tax returns, loan documents, mortgage information, income, and expenses to give you an accurate representation of what your financial situation actually looks like. In more complex financial situations, such as ones in which a spouse tries to hide assets, a forensic accountant may be necessary. A forensic accountant will be able to investigate and delve deeper into your finances than a CPA would and uncover and discrepancies that exist.

Property Appraisers

Before you make a decision about how you and your spouse will allocate your property, you ought to know what that property is worth. That is where property appraisers come in. The specific type of appraiser depends on what exactly you are looking to get appraised. For example, the most common item that needs to be appraised in a divorce is the family home, for which you would need a real estate appraiser to determine an accurate valuation of the home. You may also consider hiring an appraiser for other valuable goods such as art, jewelry, furniture, antiques, or even your business.

Child Custody Evaluator

If you have children, you will want to consider how you will determine your parenting plan for them. Are you and your spouse on the same page as far as parenting time and responsibilities? If not, you may want to consider hiring a child custody evaluator, who will be able to give the court a recommendation as to what would be in the child’s best interests. 

Contact a Kane County Divorce Lawyer

Getting a divorce can be a long and complicated process, but that does not mean that you have to do it all on your own. At the Law Office of Matthew M. Williams P.C., we are committed to helping you complete your divorce with as little stress and as much ease as possible. Our skilled North Aurora divorce attorney has successfully litigated more than 1,000 cases in court and is here to help you with yours. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at 630-409-8184.

 

Source:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/frawleypollock/2020/06/29/experts-who-can-help-during-divorce/#4f1f7138553f

 

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

630-409-8184

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

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