OUR DIVORCE LAW INDEX

Divorce Lawyers

>How Much Will My Divorce Cost & How Long Will It Take?
>Can One Lawyer Handle the Whole Thing?
>Illinois Grounds For Divorce
>Do We Have to Be Separated Six Months?
>What County Do We File in?
>Does It Help to Be the First to File?
>Does Adultery Affect Who Gets the Kids?
>What is a Common Law Marriage?
>Annulments (Declarations of Invalidity of Marriage)
>What Is a Legal Separation?
>Litigation – Going To Court
>How Divorce Litigation Works
>A Look at Divorce Papers
>Contested v. Uncontested Divorces
>Agreed Divorces
>Being Served with Papers
>Dating During Divorce
>What is Discovery?
>What is a Deposition?
>What is a Pre-Trial Conference?
>What Happens at a Status or Progress Call Court Date?
>What is a Marital Settlement Agreement?
>Marital Settlement Agreement Checklist
>Criteria For Who Will Be The Residential Parent In Illinois
>Divorce & Social Security – Can I Collect Under My Ex Spouse’s Social Security?
>Nine Factors for Changing Alimony
>Grand Parent & Step-Parent Visitation

>Can I Get Divorced if I Don’t Know Where My Spouse Lives?
Answer: Yes. The Court has jurisdiction to go ahead and dissolve the marriage by virtue of your residency within the state. However, it cannot order your spouse to pay or do anything until it gets jurisdiction of your spouse. Once your ex is located and lawfully served with Summons, the court may revisit the initial divorce case and make its rulings on all of the remaining items.

>Can My Spouse Stop Me from Getting a Divorce?
Answer: No. You do not need your spouse’s consent to get a divorce.

>Do I Have to Live in Illinois before I Can File? 
Answer: No. You can file for divorce on the day you move into Illinois, or before you actually move into Illinois, provided you are a continuous resident of Illinois for 90 days prior to your court hearing.

>Can I Get Divorced in Illinois if I Got Married in Another State or Country? 
Answer: No, but what does matter, is where you and your spouse reside at the time of the divorce.

>Must I Remain in Illinois until the Divorce is Final?
Answer: No. You can file for divorce on the day you move into Illinois, or before you actually move into Illinois, provided you are a continuous resident of Illinois for 90 days prior to your court hearing.


>Pre-Marital / Ante-Nuptial Agreements
>Post-Nuptial Agreements

Why should you believe that two strangers (especially when they are divorce lawyers) would go out of their way to charge you less?

The answer is simple:

It is good for business, that’s why. What helps you helps us.

Our client referrals more than make up for the smaller fees. Our clients love the non-court approach, and we love having happy clients.


We welcome hearing from you and we invite your questions. There is no obligation. No one will ever know that we spoke or what we discussed. Everything you say is privileged, confidential, and completely classified. We do not maintain a mailing list and will not contact you unless you ask us to.

Calling us is easy – ask for Kari or Richard @ 630-928-0600.

If we are in court or in a meeting when you call, one of us will personally get back to you as quickly as possible. We are extremely discreet with callbacks and reply emails. Just leave your name and a secure email address or personal cell phone number.

Richard and Kari are staunch advocates of the non-court approach to divorce, and are also active and seasoned litigators with over 70 years of combined trial experience in the Illinois divorce courts of Cook, DuPage, and Will counties.

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