Although divorce is often nuanced with many other issues and emotionally charged, at its roots, divorce is a legal process. If you or your spouse have filed for divorce, you need representation from the best Chicago divorce attorneys available. You can find them at WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC. We handle the legal details for you and ensure everything is handled correctly so that you can focus on you and your children.
Sure, divorces are common, but that doesn’t mean they can be handled by those going through them. You are not legally mandated to obtain the representation of an attorney when going through a divorce. However, the best Chicago divorce lawyers can make hiring one the best decision you ever made concerning your divorce.
Illinois divorce laws can be complex and difficult for even attorneys to understand at times. Representing yourself or hiring an attorney who practices many different types of law can cause you to risk many critical elements in your divorce. You need an attorney who is well-versed in the law, willing to negotiate for an uncontested divorce, and compassionate towards your needs.
If you don’t really care how your divorce ends, how much money you pay in alimony or child support, or if you lose assets that you have a right too, there is no need to hire an attorney. However, if these issues are important to you, you absolutely should hire one as soon as possible.
Illinois has some very simple rules to qualify for a divorce. One spouse must reside in the state for at least 90 days prior to petitioning the court for a dissolution of marriage. You do not need to state a grounds for divorce as Illinois is a no-fault state. The judge will need to find that you have irreconcilable differences causing the breakdown of your marriage and that the efforts to mend your relationship have failed or are not in the best interests of your family.
Once one spouse files for a divorce, copies of the filing will need to be sent to the other spouse. If the non-filing spouse disagrees with anything in the divorce petition, they will have time to contest the divorce. In a contested divorce, the couple will likely be in court several times while the terms of their divorce are ironed out. If the non-filing spouse agrees with the divorce petition, the divorce is uncontested. After a certain period of time, if the non-filing spouse does not respond, with the help of best Chicago divorce attorneys, the filing spouse can proceed with an uncontested divorce.
Divorce is often a tumultuous time, but you can find peace of mind knowing that the best Chicago divorce lawyers are here for you. We are here to answer your questions and do everything we can to help this process go smoothly for you. Let us help you work towards a brighter future. Take the first step by contacting us to schedule your legal consultation.
It was quick and easy and those are two words I did not think I would say about my divorce. We are still friendly too. We just were not meant to be together anymore. Ward Family Law made sure to draft the documents with the terms that we agreed on which kept us on good terms and there was no fighting. I cannot recommend them enough if you are looking for a clean, honest, quick, easy divorce.
We were set to get married in a little over a month and my family insisted on a premarital agreement. On my very first call Jennifer explained the entire process and timing. They hit the ground running and got everything completed and signed well before our wedding date. That made everything much less stressful so I thank them so much for their professionalism and timeliness.
Our plan was to get married after the baby was born and then a year later we still were not married and we were going our separate ways. I had no idea that the birth certificate alone did not make me the legal parent of our baby in Illinois. Luckily, Ward Family Law handles these cases and established paternity through a DNA test and submitted the results to the court. We now have an agreement on time with our kids and support too.
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