Ending a marriage is highly stressful, but an experienced Lisle divorce attorney can help ease the process. Our attorneys understand the anxiety and uncertainty that people face when dissolving their marriage. We provide empathetic legal guidance to clients as they take this life-changing step.
Going through a divorce involves much more than just deciding who gets what. When a marriage starts out so hopefully, calling it quits can be a difficult and deeply emotional experience. Our compassionate divorce lawyer will sensitively address all of your concerns when you are considering divorce.
Call Wolfe & Stec today at (630) 305-0222 for a free consultation. You can rely on our Lisle divorce lawyers to work diligently to achieve the most satisfactory outcome for you.
Sometimes people wonder if they need an attorney to get a divorce. While it isn’t required that you have an attorney handle your divorce, in most cases, it is highly advisable. Divorce is complex. Circumstances can change in an instant. Your spouse who was previously somewhat agreeable may become uncooperative. He or she may even refuse to sign the divorce papers. There are many things that can go wrong even when things first appeared to be proceeding smoothly.
Our skilled and compassionate divorce lawyer will ensure that your interests are upheld and answer all your questions about:
We’ll guide you throughout the entire process and fight for your interests when disputes arise. Don’t wait. Contact our Lisle divorce lawyer today for a free consultation. We can be reached at (630) 305-0222.
Many people want their divorce over with as quickly as possible. They are ready to move on with the next chapter of their life. They want to leave the stress of an unsatisfying marriage behind. But how long it takes to get a divorce is unique to every marriage. Marriages without children and a lot of assets often can be dissolved much faster than those with more complicated circumstances. The main factor, though, in how long it will take is whether your divorce is uncontested or contested.
When neither spouse is contesting terms of the divorce, it can often be completed quickly. Some uncontested divorces take as little as two months to complete. However, divorcing spouses must agree on all the details such as:
If spouses don’t agree on everything, it becomes a contested divorce, which can often take a lot longer to be final.
If issues in a contested divorce can’t be settled through negotiations, divorcing spouses and their attorneys may end up going to trial. When 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.
Like most people considering divorce, you probably have many questions. A divorce attorney in Lisle will listen carefully to your concerns and advise you based on your individual situation. Here are some general answers to questions we frequently get from clients:
People seeking divorce can file on “fault” or “no-fault” grounds. No-fault divorces are granted based on irreconcilable differences. Fault divorces may be granted for mental cruelty, physical cruelty, adultery, excessive alcohol or drug use and other grounds.
In Illinois, judges divide marriage assets and property based on “equitable distribution.” The judge will look at all relevant factors in the divorce case to arrive at a fair distribution. Factors can include how long the marriage lasted, whether there were prenuptial agreements in place, the age of the spouses, each spouse’s earning potential and much more.
As in every state, judges in Illinois consider the best interests of children in making custody rulings. They may look at parents’ wishes, children’s wishes, how children interact with each parent, whether domestic violence has been an issue, mental and physical health of family members and a whole host of other concerns.
It’s important to know when you are considering divorce that that there is a residency requirement in the state. One of the divorcing spouses must be a resident of Illinois for 90 consecutive days before filing paperwork.
To start the legal process, you will file a petition for dissolution of marriage with the Circuit Court in the county in which you or your spouse live. Your spouse will be served with the petition and will have 30 days to respond.
A Lisle divorce attorney can advise you about next steps in your divorce process based on your unique circumstances. Call Wolfe & Stec at (630) 305-0222.
Most people don’t make the decision to divorce lightly. They may spend months or years thinking about ending their marriage. They may worry whether they are doing the right thing. When children are involved, it often makes the decision even more difficult.
When you speak with a compassionate divorce lawyer from Wolfe & Stec in a free consultation, you will never be pressured 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. And when you are ready to go ahead, our Lisle divorce attorneys will fight for your interests. Call us today to schedule a time to meet with us 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.