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Professionals Your Lawyer Might Consult in a Divorce

 Posted on April 11, 2024 in Divorce

IL divorce lawyerWhen you are getting divorced, you certainly need a DuPage County, IL divorce attorney. Your attorney is the one who can make sure your legal rights are being respected and fight for you to receive a fair and favorable outcome. However, there may be other professionals your attorney might recommend bringing in depending on the situation. For example, if you have a complex marital property situation, you may need financial professionals to help untangle your finances. These types of professionals can assist your attorney in helping you through collaborative divorce or litigation.

Types of Professionals Who Could Help With Divorce 

While your lawyer knows the law, your rights, and how to navigate the divorce process, other professionals can assist with certain complicated situations. Professionals your attorney might suggest involving include:

  • Business valuator - If either of you or both of you together own a business, you will need to know what your company is worth in order to equitably divide your interests. 
  • Mediator - Mediation can be a valuable tool in uncontested divorce. If you plan to use uncontested divorce but are unable to agree on anything, a mediator may be able to help. You do not need to see each other in order to use meditation. 
  • Appraisers - Knowing the value of certain pieces of marital property is important, especially if there is a chance that a certain asset has changed in value over the years. 
  • Forensic accountants - If you suspect that your spouse is hiding assets or has dissipated (wastefully spent) marital assets, a forensic accountant may be able to investigate and determine whether your suspicions are correct. 
  • Child psychologist or social worker - If you are working together to create a parenting plan, a professional who works with children can help you determine what your child’s particular needs and interests are so that you can create a parenting plan that will benefit him or her the most. 
  • Real estate professionals - You may need to determine the value of your family home or explore your options for selling it. 
  • Family therapists - You and your children may benefit from getting counseling together. A family therapist can help you and your children communicate and process your emotions, which can help facilitate a more productive collaborative divorce or help you cope with the stress of the trial. 

In rare situations involving domestic violence or child abuse, your attorney may also recommend involving the police.

Contact a Naperville, IL Divorce Attorney

Attorney Hendrix is a court-appointed mediator and holds a Master’s Degree in guidance and counseling. The DuPage County, IL divorce lawyers at Law Office of Ronald L. Hendrix, P.C. will work to ensure that you are receiving appropriate help from any professionals you may need during your divorce. Contact us at 630-355-7776 for a complimentary initial consultation.

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