Divorce & Family Law
Divorce Lawyer Helping Clients with Alimony, Custody and More in DuPage County.
Whether contested or cooperative, divorce demands division -- of assets, of liabilities, and of time spent parenting children. No matter if a couple chooses negotiation, mediation or litigation, the experienced team at The Chicagoland Law Firm can expedite resolution to ease the stress of marriage dissolution.
Our attorneys are experienced in all areas of Family Law. We advocate for clients in spousal support, child support and child custody disputes. We zealously defend clients against unfair and ambitious claims. Our knowledge of Illinois laws and practices enables us to provide advice on all aspects of divorce. We are ready to address the many questions or concerns that arise during divorce proceedings and settlement.
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Family Law Attorneys with a History of Fighting for DuPage County Clients
The dissolution of a marriage involves crucial decisions about how your shared property will be divided and how your children will be cared for after your divorce is final. At The Chicagoland Law Firm, we routinely guide clients through the divorce process without the anxiety and stress that contributed to the marital breakdown.
The Divorce Lawyers at The Chicagoland Law Firm advocate for your rights as we present your case in negotiations over alimony and child support payments. We represent parents in child custody disputes in DuPage County, in Cook County, and throughout Illinois. Should you retain us, our firm is committed to protecting your best interests and those of your children.
Do I Need A Divorce Lawyer?
The course that your divorce takes will depend on your circumstances. Children can complicate matters. So can property located both in and out of state. Prenuptial agreements may prove a hurdle. The existence of assets brought by each side into the marriage must be sorted and settled. Assets jointly purchased over the course of the union also must be addressed.
Most couples try to work things out in mediation with a qualified third party whose job it is to evaluate and propose reasonable solutions to those issues. When couples agree, mediation spares costs and saves time. It’s a process that fosters cooperation. Mediation also removes unpredictability and uncertainty. Rather than relying on a judge’s decision, our Divorce Attorneys in DuPage County can advise on how to negotiate a settlement in a structured setting. In lawyer-assisted mediation, we can represent your interests in negotiations with your spouse and their counsel.
If litigation is necessary to reach just and equitable resolutions to alimony, child custody, asset division and other matters, our skilled litigators advocate on your behalf with commitment and conviction. At The Chicagoland Law Firm, we help clients in DuPage County, Cook County and throughout Illinois get through their divorces and get on with their lives.
Family Law Cases We Handle in DuPage County
Dissolving the legal bond of marriage isn’t the only consideration when couples decide to divorce. The division of physical and financial assets, issues of spousal maintenance, child support and child custody also must be addressed. Applying a results-based approach when establishing parental responsibilities helps to ensure that children are protected and parental rights are respected.
The DuPage County Family Law Attorneys at The Chicagoland Law Firm advocate for clients in:
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Contact Us Today To Speak With A DuPage County Divorce Lawyer
Divorce is never easy, even when both partners agree that it’s the right move. The dissolution of a marriage involves crucial decisions about how your shared property will be divided and how your children will be cared for. Our experienced team can help with these and other issues.
Please fill in the contact form for a free consultation. You also may call (630) 550-5242 to speak with a member of our team right away. Or, visit our offices in Chicago and Downers Grove to speak with us directly.
Our legal professionals will zealously guard your interests as we guide you through the divorce process. We help you achieve the best possible outcome in your divorce and allow you to move on with your life.
We know the law and we know how to make it work for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Couples may divorce at any time in Illinois provided they agree to dissolve their marriage. If they do not agree, they must wait six months from the time of one party’s filing with a court for a divorce decree to become final.
Yes, couples in Illinois may cohabitate while meeting the legal requirement of living “separate and apart” as they seek a divorce.
No, but the county in which you file will determine the level of financial and other disclosures you must make to the court as part of the filing process. Judges use disclosures about income, mortgage debt, credit card outlays and arrears, and assets such as securities portfolios and retirement savings, to divide marital property and determine spousal maintenance (alimony) and child support in contested divorces.
You may use the office of the county sheriff to serve papers. Or, you can hire a private princess server to do the job. Some counties permit you to employ a private party over the age of 18 to serve papers. However, this requires advance permission from the court. Once served, you’ll receive confirmation. If your spouse is missing, in jail, out of state or abroad, a court clerk can suggest the best means of serving them with divorce papers.
In a mediation session, you and your spouse will attempt to overcome disagreements about any or all of the issues in play in dissolving your marriage. A mediator is an impartial third party whose job it is to help couples find common ground in areas such as the division of assets and setting the parameters of child custody. Mediation sessions may be lawyer-assisted, meaning that your counsel can be present. It is always wise to speak with a DuPage County Divorce Attorney before entering mediation as they can prepare you for what you are likely to face in a session.
A judge will decide who gets child custody in a divorce case. They make this decision taking into account factors such as who has been the primary parent in the marriage and, if the child is old enough, where they prefer to live. The overriding consideration in making this decision is what is deemed to be in the child’s best interest.
No, but your spouse must appear if you forego making an appearance at your divorce hearing.