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Chicago Temporary Support Orders Attorney

Gold Coast Temporary Financial Relief Support Lawyer

Lawyer in Cook County for Temporary Maintenance and Child Support

When you begin the process of divorce, you have no way to know exactly how long it will take before your case is resolved. As a result, it may be extremely difficult to start moving forward with your life while you wait for your share of the marital estate. Support obligations are often a concern during divorce as well, and issues such as child support and maintenance may take many weeks or even months to resolve.

At The Law Offices of Curtis Bennett Ross, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois, we know that waiting for a resolution is not always a reasonable option. Our team understands that the costs associated with everyday life may be too much for you to handle in the midst of your divorce. With this in mind, we are equipped to help you seek orders for temporary relief so that you can get the financial assistance you need before your divorce is finalized.

Oak Park Counsel for Temporary Relief

According to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/501), either spouse in a divorce action may request temporary child support or spousal maintenance while the case is pending. Such orders are designed to offer relief to a spouse who may be suffering financially from the divorce or a child who is entitled to support under Illinois law.

If you wish to request a temporary order for spousal support or child support, our team can assist you in preparing and filing an affidavit showing that you need immediate help. Along with your affidavit, you will be expected to provide evidence of your need to the court. This evidence may include recent tax returns, proof of income, bank statements, and verification of expenses such as your mortgage payments, childcare costs, and more.

When deciding whether to issue an order for temporary relief, the court will take many factors into account. In addition to reviewing the information you provide, the court must also consider your spouse's financial situation, as well as your current parenting time schedule. Depending on the situation, the court could order temporary relief immediately. Alternatively, a hearing could be scheduled during which you will have the opportunity to state your case. Your spouse will be afforded the same opportunity as well.

Protecting Your Rights in Old Town and Wrightwood

Attorney Curtis Bennett Ross is an accomplished family law attorney with more than 30 years of experience. He is also a Certified Public Accountant who has been recognized as a financial expert in various courts throughout northern Illinois. With his background and training, Mr. Ross is uniquely equipped to help you manage the money-related aspects of your divorce, including your requests for temporary relief. When you choose our firm to represent you, we will conduct an in-depth review of your financial situation so that we can develop a clear understanding of your needs. We will also advocate on your behalf in negotiations with your spouse as well as in front of the judge.

It is important to keep in mind that a temporary order for spousal support or child support is just what it purports to be: temporary. Such orders are often issued quickly and without the detailed scrutiny that is used in the creation of permanent orders for support. Any order for temporary relief that you do receive will remain in effect until it is vacated by the divorce judgment or a permanent order is entered to take its place.

Call Us at 312-984-1514 Today

If you are going through a divorce and you need financial help now, contact our office today. Call 312-984-1514 to schedule a free, limited consultation with Attorney Curtis Bennett Ross. Mr. Ross serves clients throughout Chicago and Cook County, including the neighborhoods of Wrightwood, Andersonville, Oak Park, The Loop, Greektown, Bucktown, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, and River North.

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