If you are a high net worth family, and you are thinking about about divorce in Illinois, you are probably very scared. Scared of big lawyer bills. Scared of lots of fighting. Ugh. But let me tell you this, for a high net worth divorce, make sure to think about this High Net Worth Divorce Tips and call 224-300-0529 to get started.
Tip 1: Don’t talk to too many neighbors
If you have assets of $1M plus, and your neighbors have been divorced, I bet I could list the firms they used on one hand. Maybe you should use the firm they used, right? Your neighbors might tell you that their divorce lawyers did a great job.
Let me ask you this. How does your neighbor know if his or her lawyer did a great job?
The truth is that high net worth people like to think that they are hiring the best lawyers. Who wouldn’t?
But don’t be fooled into hiring an expensive firm downtown. If you want an uncontested divorce in Illinois, you can pay a small fraction of what one of those firms would charge.
In fact, we represent clients for a flat fee for an uncontested divorce in Illinois.
Tip 2: Really try to reach an agreement
If you are a high net worth family, well-healed lawyers will salivate over representing you.
They know that they can draw out your divorce and bill you upwards of a $100,000 or more by encouraging you to fight about every little thing.
Heck, even bringing a small case to trill will likely cost at least $20,000.
That’s why it’s best to avoid litigation. It is best to really try to reach an agreement so you can get an uncontested divorce in Illinois.
Tip 3: Use an uncontested divorce lawyer
I can represent a client in an uncontested divorce for a flat fee. That means that I offer one fee that covers all of the below:
- Court fees: We pay the court fees for both parties. In Cook, DuPage, and Lake Counties, that totals around $600 to $650.
- Draft all documents, including the settlement agreements: We draft all documents. Not just court forms, but also the settlement agreements necessary, including a marital settlement agreement (MSA), and a judgment for allocation of parental responsibilities (if you have kids). This is where a lot of the value of a lawyer comes in. If you want to know more about this, read this article.
- File the case: We file the case for you. To be frankly, the e-filing systems used by the clerk are not really intuitive, and you would be wasting a lot of time if you tried to do this yourself.
- Go to court to finalize the case: A lawyer will go to court with you on the court date when the case is going to be finalized. That date is called the “prove up” date.