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Chicago Divorce Lawyers

Divorce is complicated and difficult, and legal and property disputes often add to the emotional turmoil that can happen when spouses are separating. The right divorce lawyers can help. At Consumer Law Group, our team of experienced legal professionals trained in family and property law can help you obtain the most equitable settlement possible when dividing property.

Our attorneys can navigate the complications of divorce and assist you in dividing your property. With our team, you can feel confident that both you and your children’s needs are accounted for. We also offer legal help in both English and Spanish to ensure that you can find the help you need in the language you feel most comfortable with.

Our Chicago divorce lawyers understand that this is a trying time for both you and your family, and they are committed to providing you with high-quality service and the focus you deserve. Our attorneys handle a range of divorce-related areas, such as:

  • Divorce and separation: Splitting up is difficult. Our team of lawyers can help you receive a fair hearing so that you can get the resources, alimony and assets that you deserve.
  • Custody and visitation: Our team is committed to establishing living and parental arrangements that are best suited to your child’s well-being and help maintain your continued relationships with your kids.
  • Child support: Separation can take a toll on family finances. Our lawyers will help you establish an arrangement that is fair while ensuring that your children’s needs are met.
  • Asset division: Dividing assets can be a difficult and painful process, especially when higher-earning and higher net worth couples separate. Our attorneys can mediate these conflicts and help to ensure that you get your fair share.

Property Division

Property division can be one of the most emotionally and financially trying aspects of a divorce, especially for those with higher net worths. Our team of Chicago divorce attorneys can help you divide assets in a fair way and word to ensure that you retain the assets you deserve.

Child Custody

Custody battles can lead to serious strife and resentment during a divorce. Let our attorneys help you establish a fair division of custody and agreeable visitation terms to help keep your family strong even in these difficult times.

Types Of Divorce

Not all divorces are the same. Military separations, same-sex divorces, divorcing couples with high net worths, and those who agreed to sign a prenup can each have their own complications to attend to. Our team is experienced and ready to handle whatever difficulties might come up during your separation.

What does a Chicago divorce lawyer do?

Divorce lawyers help divorcing couples split up property and assets as well as jointly held debts. They also assist in determining alimony, child custody, child support payments and child visitation.

How do you know if you need a divorce lawyer?

Lawyers can aid in divorces in which the separating couple does not agree on the fair distribution of assets and property. Suppose you feel that your rights and property, as well as your ability to maintain a relationship with your children, are not being fairly represented in your divorce. In this case, you may need a divorce attorney.

How much does a divorce attorney cost?

Legal fees for helping with the divorce can vary significantly depending on the length of the divorce, how complicated the separation is and several other factors. That said, at Consumer Law Group, we strive to make hiring a divorce attorney affordable. Contact us to find out more today.

How do you get a divorce in Illinois?

Getting a divorce in Illinois involves a few steps. While the process might seem fairly straightforward, there are a lot of obstacles that can stand in the way of filing for divorce.

Let our divorce attorneys help you through the process, which includes:

  • Filling out the required paperwork, including a Petition for the Dissolution of Marriage
  • Filing all forms with the circuit clerk in the county where you plan on obtaining the divorce
  • Preparing for your court date
  • Representing you in court to fight for your desired terms
  • Sending a copy of the judgment to your ex-spouse

When should you hire a divorce lawyer?

It’s smart to hire a divorce lawyer quickly if you believe that your spouse will be unwilling to cooperate with the divorce or is lying to you about important matters or if you believe your rights will otherwise not be honored.

Is there a waiting period for a divorce?

There is no waiting period to file for a divorce in Illinois. However, couples are required to have resided within the state for at least 90 days before the divorce. The state will also allow you to file a no-fault divorce due to irreconcilable differences. The court, however, cannot sign the judgment for the dissolution of marriage until there has been a minimum of a six-month separation.

Is Illinois a no-fault divorce state?

Yes. In Illinois, you may obtain a divorce due to irreconcilable differences, or irretrievable breakdown. You may have to demonstrate this to a judge by explaining how the marriage has broken down, or you may be able to file for a no-fault divorce after separating for six months or more.

How do you know when your divorce is final?

Your divorce is final as of the date the court signs the order. You and your ex-spouse will receive a copy of the order once the judge signs the order.

What is the difference between a divorce and a legal separation?

Legal separation occurs when spouses live separately but remain legally married. Legal separation also involves maintaining separate finances. However, because you are legally still married, you must still indicate as such on legal forms and you may not yet remarry.

What is the difference between a divorce and a marriage dissolution?

In the state of Illinois, divorce and marriage dissolution are one and the same. The name for the paperwork you file when you are seeking a divorce is the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union.

What is the difference between a divorce and an annulment?

In an annulment, the court finds that a marriage was never valid, at which time the marriage is ended and, legally, it is as if it never happened. In a divorce, the marriage is recognized as legal and valid but is formally ended.

For example, if you found out that your spouse was already married at the time of your marriage or if they were lying about their identity, then you may be able to get an annulment instead of a divorce, as the marriage was never valid to begin with.

Can you get a divorce without a lawyer?

Technically, yes. However, it is rare that spouses can agree on all the terms of a divorce. Not only that, but it’s also beneficial to have a lawyer look over the required paperwork to ensure that everything has been completed correctly. In most cases, you’ll need to hire an attorney if you want to ensure that your divorce is as smooth as possible and everything is officially resolved.

What are good questions to ask a divorce lawyer?

Divorce is complicated and often involves quite a lot of value at stake. It’s important to gain the best legal representation you can in order to ensure agreeable terms in your divorce. Be sure to ask any legal counsel these questions before committing:

  • Are you experienced in marriage law and divorce?
  • How often will you be available to speak with me about my case?
  • Will others at your firm be working on my case, and when can I meet them?
  • How do you plan on billing me? Do you charge an hourly rate?
  • What do you estimate the total cost of the divorce will be?
  • Will I be allowed to meet or negotiate with my spouse?
  • How do you predict a judge will rule on this case?

They may not have exact answers to each question – often, many of the factors that go into a divorce, like total cost, take time to play out – but they may still be able to give you a good idea.

Are You Facing A Divorce? Reach Out To Us Today.

Our Chicago divorce lawyers can help you negotiate sensitive aspects of divorce, including child support, visitation and property division, and protect your rights. Call us today at 312-766-7777 or contact us online. We offer free consultations.