• Divorce Lawyers serving the Metro-East Area

    Assisting divorced couples in AltonCollinsvilleEdwardsville, Troy and Madison & St. Clair Counties

    Divorce is almost always the last option when it comes to a struggling marriage. However, while this may not be optimal, sometimes it is best for both parties to go their separate ways. Unfortunately, after building a life together, the process is more complicated than just moving out of the house. There are bank accounts, life insurance and other aspects that must be taken care of including the custody and support of any children produced by the marriage. Luckily, no matter what stage of divorce you’re in, you can count on Levo-Donohoo for divorce law assistance that can help you move past this point of your life.

  • Mediation

    Many times, the parties involved in the divorce won’t see eye-to-eye on how things should be divided. There are different viewpoints on who contributed what and what belongs to whom. Additionally, many times personal feelings and grudges can make this process almost impossible to complete. We can facilitate communication between you and the opposing party to find resolutions that help everyone move on. Benefits of the mediation process include:

    • Many times, mediation is a cost-effective process due to the face that the dispute is solved outside of the courtroom.
    • The mediation process is private, meaning parties can communicate openly without the threat of their statements being used against them.
    • Mediation tends to take less time than the litigation process, which could drag on for months or years.
    • Typically, mediation agreements are upheld by both parties better than litigated agreements, due to the face that each has helped construct and agreed to the terms.
    • The process helps each party feel as though they received their fair share of assets, custody, etc.
  • Spousal Support

    Part of the divorce process, and possibly the mediation process, is the setting of spousal support to one or both parties. Spousal support, also referred to as alimony, is usually rewarded in instances where one of the participants is more financially stable. Other reasons alimony may be necessary include possible career advancements or educational payments made from one part on behalf of the other. The criteria for rewarding alimony include the following and other relevant factors:

    • Income
    • Marital Property
    • Non-Marital Property
    • Personal Financial Needs
    • Present Earning Capacity
    • Future Earning Capacity
    • Domestic Duties
    • Standard of Living
    • Length of Marriage
    • Age
    • Physical Condition
    • Emotional Condition
    • Career Contributions
    • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
    • Post-Nuptial Agreements
    • Other Factors
  • *Divorce proceedings can prove incredibly complicated as it pertains to mediation and spousal support. Contact our staff with specific questions for more detailed info pertaining to your case.*

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