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Village of Lakewood, Illinois

Divorce Attorney

If you are in the early stages of divorce in Illinois, you might have an unhappy vision of what lies ahead of you. We’ve all heard the horror stories: endless court hearings, a fortune in legal fees, and seriously hurt feelings for everyone involved.

But the reality is that most divorces don’t ever get that ugly. An experienced and compassionate divorce attorney can help you and your spouse come to a mutual agreement, with no need for litigation. And even if that isn’t possible, having a Lakewood divorce attorney on your side ready to aggressively defend your rights can ensure that the final settlement reflects what’s in your best interest and the interests of your family.

Our legal team at Diamond Divorce Law can be that ally for you during this difficult time.

Uncontested Divorce Cases in Village of Lakewood Illinois

In The Village of Lakewood, 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:

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.

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Contested Divorce Cases in Village of Lakewood Illinois

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.

No-Fault Divorce in Lakewood, IL

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.

Why Choose Diamond Divorce Law?

At Diamond Divorce Law, we’re proud to say that we have roots in McHenry County, Illinois. If you’re going through a divorce in the Village of Lakewood, there’s no one better suited to help you through the complex and critical issues of this process. Your attorney is your ally, friend, and legal advocate, and selecting the right lawyer will make a world of difference in the outcome of your divorce.

At Diamond Divorce Law, we provide you with the guidance and support needed to resolve divorce issues using our decades of family law experience. Communication is an art, and we take the time to really listen to what you have to say. We will ask you about your personal and financial goals and help you create a plan to achieve them, while protecting your rights and interests along the way.

Our legal team includes family lawyers who are skilled in both litigation and negotiation, Illinois divorce law, and trial law. From simple uncontested matters to complex cases that are headed to the courtroom, our attorneys are ready to serve you and get you the closure you are looking for.

Contact a Lakewood Divorce Lawyer Today

At Diamond Divorce Law, our mission is to help you and your spouse move through the process of a divorce as smoothly as possible, while making sure to be your advocate every step of the way. We encourage you to reach out and schedule a consultation to discuss any questions you may have about our services. Contact us today!

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