Going through a divorce is emotional and stressful for all parties, but a Glen Ellyn Wolfe & Stec divorce attorney can relieve some of the anxiety and burdens involved. We know that divorce involves much more than just dividing up assets — it means making decisions and dealing with major changes that will affect you and your children into the future.
That’s why our compassionate divorce lawyers will be there for you to provide guidance and sensitively address all of your concerns throughout the entire process, in addition to handling the legal issues that arise. You can rely on our Glen Ellyn divorce lawyers to work diligently and fight to achieve the best results possible for your family, so you can put the stress behind you and go on with the rest of your life.
We offer a free, confidential consultation to discuss your individual divorce issues, so call Wolfe & Stec today at (630) 305-0222, even if you are just considering divorce.
One of the first questions clients have is how long the divorce process will take. While most people wish to get the divorce over quickly, the time it takes to get a divorce in Illinois varies greatly, depending on the individual situation. In uncomplicated cases, such as a short marriage without children, property, and assets, your divorce may be over quickly. However, in long-term, high-asset marriages, with complicated or contentious circumstances, a divorce can drag on for years. The main factor in determining your divorce timeframe is whether the divorce is uncontested or contested.
The quickest divorces are those when the divorce is uncontested and both spouses agree on the terms, including:
Some uncontested divorces take as little as two months to complete, as long as there is agreement on all the details and issues.
If there are any areas of disagreement, the divorce becomes a contested one and will take a lot longer to be finalized. Both sets of attorneys must negotiate the issues that you haven’t agreed upon, and if agreement cannot be had, your divorce will have to go to trial. If there is a lot of conflict regarding the terms and conditions of a divorce, it can take as long as two years or more to be finalized through the courts.
Illinois divorce laws are complicated, and making mistakes can be costly, so it can help to have an attorney on your side to fight for your interests and make sure everything is done properly from the start. Our Wolfe & Stec divorce attorneys in Glen Ellyn are aware that even in cases where spouses seem to agree on the issues, something can happen to make a once-cooperative spouse angry or jealous. They may suddenly become adversarial and even refuse to sign the divorce agreement.
Because of the potential for problems, it’s important to understand the process and issues involved in divorce, including:
How assets, debts, and property are divided: Illinois courts divide marital property based on “equitable distribution.” This means that the courts will decide on what is fair and equitable, and not necessarily split everything 50-50. For example, courts may award a larger portion of marital assets, including stocks and bank accounts, to the lower-earning spouse.
To determine what is equitable, all relevant factors will be considered, including:
At Wolfe & Stec, we provide guidance throughout every stage of your divorce. Call our Glen Ellyn divorce lawyers at (630) 305-0222 to get immediate support.
When you contact a compassionate Glen Ellyn divorce lawyer from Wolfe & Stec, we understand the sensitivity of divorce issues and will never pressure you into making a decision you might not be ready for. We will listen carefully to you and answer your divorce questions based on your individual situation. When you are ready to go ahead, we will be there to handle all legal matters, negotiate on your behalf, and fight for your interests in court if necessary.
Don’t delay. Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your divorce issues at (630) 305-0222.
During trial four experts all testified against our client the Judge found it was in the best interest of the child that our client be awarded custody. We have successfully represented clients in numerous child custody cases.
We recently analyzed a case whereby the opposing side was seeking a substantial award of maintenance against our client. After a thorough review of the facts and circumstances and several hearings, our client’s obligation to pay maintenance was limited to two years at half of what his former spouse was seeking.
After our client voluntarily changed employment we were able to obtain a substantial reduction in child support payments. We have also stopped such reductions when representing clients receiving child support.