Whether you are just starting to consider a divorce or are ready to begin the process, our team of experienced divorce attorneys at Diamond Legal are here to help. We understand the complexities and emotional toll of divorce, and we are committed to providing compassionate, effective legal representation to our clients.
Here are some important things to know before you file for divorce in Illinois:
- Illinois is a no-fault divorce state, which means that neither party needs to prove that the other is at fault for the divorce. Instead, one or both parties can simply state that the marriage has irretrievably broken down and that there is no reasonable likelihood of reconciliation.
- Property is divided according to the principle of equitable distribution. This means that the court will divide marital property fairly between the spouses, taking into account factors such as each spouse’s income and contributions to the marriage.
- If you have children, the court will determine child custody and visitation based on the best interests of the child. This may involve considering factors such as the child’s relationship with each parent, the child’s wishes (if they are old enough to express them), and the ability of each parent to provide for the child’s physical, emotional, and educational needs.
It’s important to understand that divorce can be a complex and emotionally difficult process.
Working with an experienced divorce attorney can help you navigate the legal system, protect your rights and interests, and achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.
What is the Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce?
The main difference between a contested and an uncontested divorce is whether the couple can agree on the terms of the divorce.
In a contested divorce, on the other hand, the couple cannot agree on one or more of the major issues. This can lead to a lengthy legal battle, with each side hiring attorneys and presenting their case to a judge. The judge will ultimately make decisions about property division, spousal support, child custody, and child support if the couple cannot come to an agreement. Contested divorces are often more expensive, more time-consuming, and more emotionally taxing than uncontested divorces.
Why Choose Diamond Legal?
At Diamond Legal, we understand the complexity and intimacy involved in divorce cases and we use our decades of family law experience to support clients. We take the time to listen to our clients while protecting their rights and interests.
Diamond Divorce Law is equipped to handle both simple uncontested matters as well as complex cases headed to the courtroom. Let us serve you and help you achieve the closure you deserve.