What advice would you give to someone starting their divorce?

By Madilyn Keating Ellsworth
June 22, 2017
What advice would you give to someone starting their divorce?

First to identify your goals and expectations for the outcome of the divorce that you want. If one of your goals is to maintain the marital residence or you would like to have the majority of parenting time, or even you would like to retain a family business that you and your spouse had begun during the marriage, these are all important objectives to identify as goals of the outcome of your divorce process.

Second, use those objectives to help you find an attorney that you believe will best represent you to achieve these outcomes that you desire. Different divorce attorneys may have more expertise or experience in areas that are important to you based on your individual situation. The better understanding that you and your attorney have about what’s important to you, the easier it will be for your attorney to represent your interests.

Madilyn Keating Ellsworth is an associate attorney at the Chicago-based firm Boyle Feinberg, P.C. Madilyn practices all aspects of family law including child custody, child support, distribution of assets, and post-dissolutions matters. To learn more about Madilyn and her firm, visit www.boylefeinbergfamilylaw.com or the firm’s profile.

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