Divorce can be a difficult time in anyone’s life. By hiring an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney to represent your interests, you obtain the information necessary to make educated decisions about your future.

At Stewart and Capraro, Attorneys & Counselors at Law in Oak Park, Illinois, our attorneys provides the legal support you need to understand your options and the decisions you will have to make during your divorce. Our firm builds solid, cooperative relationships with clients in order for us to tailor the representation to meet your needs.

To learn more about divorce and issues that stem from a divorce, please see the matters below or contact our office today.

Marital Property Division

In Illinois, marital property is divided according to the laws of equitable distribution. This means that property and assets are divided fairly and equally, but not necessarily 50-50. However, most courts will divide assets 50-50 and deviations from this standard are granted on a case-by-case basis. Our firm can assist you in determining the property and assets that are considered marital and therefore subject to division throughout the divorce process.

Spousal Support (Alimony)

Though not awarded in every divorce, spousal support (also referred to as alimony) may be granted to one spouse to be paid by the other in order to support his or her lifestyle. The court may consider a wide range of factors when determining if spousal support should be awarded and in what amount, including length of marriage, age of the parties, monetary contribution of each spouse to the marriage and income earning potential of the spouses.

Children’s Issues

Divorces that involve children must be handled with sensitivity and a focus on the children’s best interests. We represent clients with child support, child custody and visitation issues that stem from a divorce. Our firm is current with the child support and child custody laws in Illinois and can explain your rights and options to you in light of the facts of your specific situation.

Contact Stewart and Capraro, Attorneys & Counselors at Law to schedule an initial consultation with a lawyer at our law office in Oak Park. Together we can discuss your divorce and how our firm may be able to help you.