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When contemplating a divorce, there are a lot of considerations. From custody issues to maintenance, from asset division to real property issues — each must be addressed before a divorce is ultimately resolved.

Hiring a lawyer from the beginning can help you avoid problems. At Maurizio & Sharpe, we will work with you to gather all the necessary information and documents to thoroughly address each issue.

Issues that are common in divorces include:

  • Custody/allocation of parental responsibilities
  • Property division
  • Child support
  • Maintenance
  • Military divorce issues/benefit division

We can help with simple or contested divorce matters.

Our First Divorce Meeting: How To Prepare

Whether you have been married for a short time or have a long-term marriage, all of your marital and nonmarital assets must be evaluated and allocated accordingly. We don't need all of the information right away to begin your case, but some documents are helpful to review when we first meet.

First, before we meet, please fill out our client information form. Then, if you are able to access the following documents, please bring them with you:

  • Most recent tax returns
  • Most recent pay stub
  • Information about any other forms of income
  • General outline of assets/debts
  • General monthly budget information

Along with these items, it may be helpful for you to develop a list of questions you want answered. Meeting with an attorney should be comforting, not intimidating. We will work to make you feel comfortable when you come in for your first meeting.

To schedule an initial consultation, you can call us at 618-579-0538 or fill out our online form. Our office is in Marion, but we serve clients throughout southern Illinois.