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Wheaton Divorce Lawyer


Attorney for Divorce Issues in DuPage County

Divorce is never easy, but having the right legal counsel can make a world of difference. When a couple gets divorced in Illinois, the spouses will need to decide how to divide property, share custody of their children, and much more.

I am attorney Stephen A. Brundage, and I represent clients during divorce cases, child custody disputes, child support determinations, and other family law matters. I understand the legal issues that often arise during an Illinois divorce and how to manage these issues head-on effectively. I can help you end your marriage so that you can move on to a brighter post-divorce future. Call my office at 630-260-9647 for a free, confidential consultation to learn how my team and I can help you.

Divorce Lawyer in DuPage County, Illinois

Although we rarely think of it in these terms, marriage is as much a legal and financial union as it is a romantic union. Undoing the entanglement that comes with marriage can be complicated – both personally and financially. I know that many couples who decide to get divorced are unsure of what to expect. They may have seen divorce dramatic courtroom battles on television or movies or read about contentious celebrity divorce cases and feared the worst for the end of their marriage.

We can help take the mystery out of the divorce process. I offer dependable legal advice and representation during:

  • The Division of Assets and Debts – In Illinois, any property or debt acquired during the marriage is considered part of the marital estate. Both spouses have a right to an equitable share of the marital assets. Marital property may include real estate properties, retirement accounts, bank accounts, investments, and more. Spouses are also jointly liable for marital liabilities, including credit card debt, home mortgages, and loans. Determining how to classify and divide assets and debts during divorce is often one of the most complex parts of the divorce process. I can help you understand your property rights under Illinois law and ensure that those rights are protected. If we cannot negotiate an out-of-court property division settlement, I am prepared to represent your best interests during litigation.
  • Child Custody – Illinois now refers to child custody as the allocation of "parental resources" and "parenting time." Divorcing spouses must create a parenting plan that includes information about how they will divide parenting duties and time spend directly caring for the children. Understandably, many parents have strong opinions regarding what is best for their children. Consequently, child custody disputes are often contentious. Child custody issues are made even more complicated when a parent has been convicted of domestic violence or another criminal offense. Whether you want to pursue a shared parenting arrangement or sole custody, I am here to provide the legal support and representation you need.
  • Child Support – Both parents have a legal obligation to provide financial support to their children after a divorce. The amount that a parent pays in child support is based on a statutory formula in Illinois. However, disputes can arise regarding how to calculate each parent's income for the purpose of child support calculation. Disagreements about parenting time schedules can also heavily influence child support concerns. If you need to establish post-divorce child support or temporary support during the divorce proceedings, I can help.
  • Spousal Maintenance – Alimony or spousal maintenance is only awarded in some divorce cases. If there is a major discrepancy in income between you and your spouse or one of you has been out of the workforce for several years, spousal maintenance may be a factor in your divorce case.

Trusted Legal Support During Your Illinois Divorce

Going through a divorce is likely to be one of the most difficult life experiences you ever go through. I am here to help you understand your rights and explore all of your legal options. I can assist with property division negotiations, developing a parenting plan, creating a spousal maintenance arrangement, and much more. You do not have to face this difficult time alone.

Contact Us Today

Call my Wheaton, Illinois office at 630-260-9647 today for a free consultation. I serve divorcing spouses in DuPage County, Wheaton, Naperville, Aurora, Carol Stream, Downers Grove, Lombard, Elgin, Kane County, and throughout the Chicago area.

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