Divorce and Separation
We assist many clients who are pursuing a divorce from their spouse. Divorce dissolves the bonds of marriage between two parties, and in Illinois, the grounds for divorce are irreconcilable differences. Our goal in litigating and negotiating your divorce is to make sure the results are fair and in the best interests of your family.
In Illinois, you must prove specific grounds for divorce. Due to recent changes in Illinois law, the only available ground is irreconcilable differences. Irreconcilable differences is defined as living separate and apart for six months and, despite attempts to reconcile your differences, the marriage is over and future attempts would be unsuccessful.
It is our goal to make sure every legal step is executed precisely—so that you can focus on your family.
Legal Separation and Annulment
We also help clients file for legal separation when they need Court relief, such as financial support, but are not ready to pursue a divorce; or for an annulment, when they believe their marriage is invalid.
Post-Decree Modification or Enforcement
There are two primary reasons why you might need to return to Court after a final decision or agreement is entered in your case:
o Enforcing the Judgment: If your former spouse or partner was supposed to do something but refuses to, you may seek enforcement of those terms. If the Court finds that the non-compliance was without justification, the Court can award you reasonable attorneys’ fees.
o Modifying the Judgment: Property division is not modifiable but other issues (such as the amount of child support or maintenance, or the allocation of parental responsibilities) can be altered under specific conditions. We are prepared to help you analyze your situation to determine if you meet the grounds necessary to seek modification.
Please contact us for a free, face-to-face consultation.
We handle cases throughout Cook, Lake, and Will Counties. Please call or send an email, so we can schedule your free initial consultation.