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Understanding How Divorce Affects the Stay At Home Parent in Palatine, Barrington and Itasca

If you are facing the dissolution of your marriage, you are likely to be under a lot of stress and uncertainty about what to expect, what the outcome will be, and how to manage your finances. This is doubly true if you have chosen to forego a career in favor of staying home to care for your children. In divorce, stay at home parents may seem to be at a disadvantage, since they may not have the same financial resources as their spouse, but they still have rights under Illinois law, and with the help of an attorney, they can ensure that those rights are protected.

At Anderson and Associates, P.C., we understand the valuable investment that stay at home parents make in their families, and we are committed to ensuring that they can survive a divorce while maintaining financial security and being able to continue providing for their family. With over 30 years of experience in family law, our divorce attorneys can advocate for you and work to reach a divorce settlement, or, if necessary, fight for your rights in court.

Temporary Support During Divorce

As spouses work to disentangle their lives during divorce, they will incur a great deal of expenses, including moving expenses, daycare costs, utility bills, and attorney's fees. As a stay at home parent, you may not have the resources to cover your expenses, so you may need to petition the court for temporary support from your spouse.

Our divorce attorneys can work with you to determine your needs during divorce and ask a judge to make sure they are met. In addition to monetary support from your spouse, we can also petition the court to decide issues such as who will continue living in the marital home during the divorce, what property can be removed from the home, and parenting time schedules.

Permanent Solutions After Divorce

During the divorce process, our attorneys will work with you and your spouse's attorney to reach a settlement. As a stay at home parent, this settlement will include:

  • Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) - While a stay at home parent will not automatically receive maintenance from their spouse, the court will consider a variety of factors, including the length of the marriage, the standard of living enjoyed during the marriage, the contributions a stay at home parent made to the family and to the career of the other spouse, and a stay at home parent's ability to find employment.
  • Child Support - As a stay at home parent, you are likely to be the custodial parent to your children, in which case the court will almost certainly order your spouse to pay you child support.
  • Division of Property - Even if you are not the breadwinner in your family, you still have rights to the property acquired during your marriage, including household items, real estate, and investments or retirement funds. The court will ensure that this property is divided between you and your spouse in a fair and equitable manner.

At Anderson and Associates, P.C., our experienced family law attorneys understand the difficulties you face as a stay at home parent during divorce, and we can help you understand your rights and ensure you will be able to survive the process. We will work tirelessly to make sure you receive temporary and permanent support from your spouse and have all the resources you need to provide for yourself and your children. Contact a Schaumburg divorce lawyer at 847-995-9999 for a free consultation. We serve clients throughout the northwest suburbs including Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Itasca.

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