Ending a marriage is always difficult. At the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, we are one of the top divorce law firms in the Chicago area, providing the kind of aggressive legal representation you need to protect you in these proceedings. The outcome of your divorce case can impact your financial security and well being far into the future, which is why you need a highly rated and experienced professional by your side.
Under the Illinois Statutes, (750 ILCS 5/), divorce is referred to as the dissolution of marriage. Previously, couples could seek a divorce on the basis of fault grounds, such as adultery, domestic violence, or due to alcohol abuse and other addictions on the part of their spouse. Effective in 2016, the Illinois legislature eliminated these factors in favor of granting divorces to couples on the basis of irreconcilable differences.
This means that for whatever reason, the marriage is irretrievably broken and any future efforts at reconciliation would be futile. This is assumed to be the case if the couple has lived separately and apart for at least six months prior to filing the divorce. Commonly referred to in other areas as a ‘no fault’ divorce, it can allow couples to complete the process and move on with their lives more quickly, provided there are no other disputes involved.
Divorce cases in Chicago are handled through the Cook County Circuit Court. In an uncontested case, the couple is in agreement on the terms and the divorce can generally be granted in as little as a few months. Contested cases tend to be more lengthy, as these agreements must be negotiated. In either situation, you need an experienced Chicago divorce lawyer by your side, to ensure you get what you are entitled to in any settlements.
At the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, we are one of the top divorce law firms in Chicago. We were featured in the May 2017 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, and we can act as a strong legal advocate to protect your interests in the specific issues involved in your case, such as:
Reach out and contact our office to request a free consultation with our top Chicago divorce lawyer. The Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, ranked among the ten best family law firms by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, can advise you on the best course of action in your divorce case.
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