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Divorce can sometimes be a messy business. In fact, if you’re facing a divorce, you might be feeling overwhelmed by all of the decisions that have to be made– the separation of family and friends, finances, possessions, property, lifestyle, even dreams for the future.

But the good news is that this process doesn’t have to be messy. With cooperation, communication, and the help of experienced and compassionate Spring Grove divorce attorneys, you can move through this process with relative ease.

At Diamond Divorce Law, we’ll help you deal with all the changes coming towards you. But we’ll also fight to make sure that your rights and needs are respected. Read on below to learn more about how Diamond Divorce Law can help you.

No-Fault Divorce in Illinois

You may have heard of the term “no-fault divorce.” In Illinois, this simply means that you can apply for a divorce without having to prove that one or the other spouse is at fault. All you have to show is that you have “irreconcilable differences.”

The process usually goes something like this:

  • The judge also needs to find that efforts to fix the marriage have failed (or that these attempts would not be in the best interests of the family).
  • Additionally, in order to file for divorce in Illinois, at least one spouse must be a resident of the state for at least 90 days prior to filing for divorce.
  • There are filing fees for divorce in Illinois, although these fees differ by county.

As long as one spouse meets the residency requirements and grounds for the divorce, they can file and serve their partner with divorce papers.

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Uncontested Divorce Cases

Once papers have been filed, divorces tend to fall under two categories: contested and uncontested.

There’s a lot of potential for disagreement in a divorce. With the help of experienced divorce attorneys like our team at Diamond Law, you will draw up a settlement agreement to decide some of the following issues:

  • Division of real estate property
  • Division of other assets (investments, money)
  • Division of debts
  • Maintenance / alimony payments
  • Co-parenting arrangements
  • Child support payments
  • Pet custody

It may be the case that you and your spouse agree on pretty much everything. This is known as an uncontested divorce. But in the case that you can’t come to a mutual agreement through private discussion or mediation, then the potential for contention begins.

Contested Divorce Cases

Simply put, dissolution of marriage in many cases is similar to the dissolution of any other partnership. What do we mean by this?
  • First, there needs to be a complete disclosure of all matters.
  • Next, there needs to be a proposed settlement.

The best way to approach this dissolution process, whenever possible, is through cooperation and communication with your spouse.

Working out a settlement without taking your divorce to court will save everyone involved time, money, and stress. And even when litigation is necessary, civil communication and cooperation between the two parties can make everything go smoother.

But sometimes, that open and honest communication can only go so far. When that happens, you need someone to aggressively defend your rights in court, and make sure that the settlement represents what’s best for you and your family. Our intimate knowledge of the Spring Grove area and the McHenry County court system means we are uniquely equipped to provide that vigorous representation for you.

Why Choose Diamond Divorce Law?

At Diamond Divorce, we’ve helped hundreds of clients wade through the long and painful process of divorce. So trust us when we say, we get it.

When done right, the attorney-client relationship can be a crucial lifeline during this process. We can be your friend, ally, and legal advocate, by focusing on the following principles in our practice:

  • We take the time to really listen to what you have to say.
  • We prioritize your needs and the need to facilitate a quick and easy divorce proceeding.
  • We ask about your personal and financial goals and help create a plan to achieve them.
  • We draw on our decades of experience in family law.

Whether you’re dealing with a simple, uncontested divorce, or a drawn-out legal battle, we’re ready to fight for you to get the closure you’re looking for.

Contact a Spring Grove Divorce Lawyer today

With our compassionate team of veteran family lawyers so you don’t have to navigate the treacherous waters of divorce alone. If you’re ready to get one step closer to a resolution, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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