Divorce Lawyer In Edwardsville
Defending Your Finances and Your Future
A divorce can be both emotionally and financially draining. As a divorce lawyer, Dustin Maguire stands beside his clients throughout the entire process. His focus is on ensuring that his clients can move forward with their lives after a divorce. He works one-on-one with clients and takes pride in being open and available to his clients from the beginning to the end.
Property and Financial Settlements
Separating assets can be a very difficult matter. Helping a client understand the financial ramifications of a divorce is perhaps the most important job of a divorce attorney.
Dustin Maguire ensures that property division and financial settlements resulting from divorce are in his client’s best interest. He assists clients in understanding the distinction between marital assets and nonmarital assets as well as marital debts and nonmarital debts.
Dustin will provide you with the expert guidance to make sure that each and every factor is taken into consideration before your divorce is finalized.
Divorces Involving Children
Nothing is more difficult on a family than the experience of a divorce involving children. If you are facing a divorce as a parent, you likely have many unanswered questions. Dustin Maguire is here to answer those questions and will stand with you every step of the way.
Dustin’s focus in divorce cases involving children is making sure that children are raised in a living environment that serves their best interests. Dustin works one-on-one with clients to address issues such as:
- Parental responsibilities
- Parenting time schedules
- Child support
- Medical and insurance coverage
- Educational decisions, including college tuition
- Extracurricular activities
When parties cannot reach an agreement, cases are decided before a judge in family law court. Dustin prepares each case for trial with the understanding that the best way to reach a settlement is through a position of strength. There is no substitute for trial preparation. Dustin stands ready and willing to fight for his clients in the courtroom.
Dustin serves as a legal advisor and counselor throughout the process of an uncontested divorce. His role during an uncontested divorce is ensuring that agreements reached are both legally enforceable and fair for both parties. It is vital for parties to an uncontested divorce be informed about their legal rights.
Protect your family’s future with a trusted family law attorney and counselor.
Illinois law requires parties in a dispute involving children to attend a minimum of 4 hours of court appointed mediation. As a Supreme Court certified Mediator*, Dustin understands the mediation process and the benefits it offers to families. Dustin is available for both court appointed and independent mediation. He prepares the legal documents necessary to end litigation within the family, saving parties time, money, and the emotional tolls of a family law dispute playing out in the courtroom.
*Mediators are certified with the Illinois Supreme Court after completing a 40-hour mediation training course following law school. As a mediator, all discussions in my presence are confidential and will never be used against either party. For this reason, after serving as a mediator, I cannot represent either party if a case goes to court.