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Legal Representation While Getting Divorced in Cook County

Divorce involves the legal dissolution of marriage. There are many reasons why a married couple may choose to divorce and those reasons are unique to each couple and each marriage. Some common reasons for divorce include: infidelity; financial disputes; domestic violence/abuse; personality clashes; and/or even just falling out of love. Regardless of the reason, however, divorce is sometimes the best decision people can make for the good of themselves and their family. But divorce is very complicated. A person cannot just decide to get a divorce and be done with it. In order to ensure that you can move on and be financially secure in the future, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Illinois divorce lawyer.

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Fault vs. No Fault Divorce

The divorce process begins when one spouse files for Dissolution of Marriage. In Illinois, divorce may be filed as a "no-fault" or "at-fault" divorce. If it is an at-fault divorce, then the spouse who filed must prove that his or her spouse is, in fact, "at-fault" for the failure of the marriage in a way recognized by Illinois law. In a no-fault divorce, the filing spouse merely cites "irreconcilable differences." Most divorces in Illinois are no-fault.

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The Divorce Settlement

Much of the divorce process is a business transaction and the settlement you get will be determined by your legal preparedness. An experienced Cook County divorce attorney will work diligently to obtain a divorce settlement that is best for you and your family regarding matters such as:

  • Maintenance;
  • Property division;
  • Child support; and
  • Child custody.

Without the proper legal representation, it is much more likely that you may be taken advantage of by your spouse.

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Dedicated to Protecting Your Future

At Nottage and Ward, LLP, our experienced Cook County divorce attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and resources to obtain a divorce settlement that is best for you and your family. Whether we are working with both spouses in an amicable split, dealing with the additional complications of bankruptcy, or a heated courtroom battle between you and your ex, we will work professionally and diligently for your family's best interests. If you are considering divorce in Illinois, contact us for a consultation of your legal rights and options at (312) 332-2915.

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