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Union, Illinois

Divorce Attorney

The ending of a marriage can sometimes feel like the end of the world. Your family and friends, your finances, your property, your lifestyle– everything seems up in the air.

But take it from us: the world is not ending. At Diamond Divorce Law, we’ve had 40+ years of experience in family law, so we know how frustrated, angry, and overwhelmed you might feel by this process. But we are here to help you get the closure you need.

With the help of experienced, compassionate, and local attorneys like those on our team, you can rest assured in a settlement that meets your needs and allows you to move on with your life. Learn more about how we can help you through this stressful time.

How Diamond Divorce Can Help

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.

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Divorce Proceedings in Union, IL

Like many other states, Illinois is a no-fault state for divorce. This means that to get a divorce, the judge in your case only needs to find that the reason for the breakdown of the marriage is due to “irreconcilable differences.”

But there still are many factors for the court to consider. For example:

  • 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.

If a spouse meets the residency requirements and grounds for divorce, they can then file divorce papers and have a copy sent to their partner.

This is where the potential for contention begins. If your spouse disagrees with something in your divorce filings, or your settlement proposal, the two of you could either work on a settlement or have a series of court appearances to address the contested issues.

Some of the most common contested issues include the following:

  • 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

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 Union area and the McHenry County court system means we are uniquely equipped to provide that vigorous representation for you.

Hire a Union, IL Divorce Lawyer Today

At the end of the day, going through the divorce process shouldn’t feel like it’s the end of the world. With communication, cooperation, and a legal team that will stick up for your rights, you can rest easy in the knowledge that you can move forward with your life. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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