How Are Expert Witnesses Used in a Divorce in Illinois?

Helping You Protect Your Rights in a Kane County Divorce

During the process of divorce, there are many complicated matters to discuss. Depending on the complexity of your case, the use of expert witnesses may be appropriate in a number of areas. Such experts often include financial planners, mental health professionals, and vocational specialists and may be appointed by the court or hired by either party.

A divorce is, essentially, a form of legal action between two opposing parties that looks to end a legal marital relationship. While many divorces are relatively simple and can be negotiated rather easily, some are much more complex. It is in these more complicated divorce cases that expert witnesses can play a crucial role.

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When necessary, the court has the discretion to appoint experts in certain areas to facilitate a better understanding of couple’s situation. For example, the court may select a financial adviser to analyze the tax implications of dividing the marital property or calculating the future value of the couple’s retirement savings. In some cases, mental health or child development professionals may be able to provide insight regarding the allocation of parental responsibilities (child custody) or parenting time (visitation). Vocational experts may be used in cases where there are disputes regarding a spouse’s employability and earning capacity for the purposes of calculating maintenance or child support.

You always have the option of hiring your own experts as well. Keep in mind, however, that experts that you retain will be subject to questions and cross-examination during the divorce proceedings.

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At Goostree Law Group, we maintain a vast network of highly-skilled experts who are well-respected in their professions. We can help you find the right expert witnesses to meet your needs and those of your children. Contact our office to learn more about how we can assist you with your divorce. Call 630-584-4800 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team today.

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